Frigid winds of the Swiss Alps whistle past the cabin windows of best-selling crime author Patricia Highsmith as she retreats away from the world in her beloved fortress of solitude. Surrounded by a towering collection of books with only the company of cats, Patricia’s peace is disturbed when an intriguing young man from her publisher’s office knocks on the door. As he tries to coax out a final edition of the famed Mr Ripley series, a high-stakes game of words unfolds and Patricia’s fiction begins to teeter dangerously on the cliff of reality.
With Toni Scanlan (Belvoir’s THE WEEKEND) as Patricia Highsmith, renowned Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith (HONOUR) weaves a torrid web of wit and mystery in this gripping psychological thriller.
1hr 30mins (no interval)
May 3rd, 2024
June 8th, 2024
Recommended for ages 14+
Just a hop, skip and a jump north of the bridge from the CBD, Ensemble Theatre is situated in a heritage-listed boatshed on the water in Kirribilli.
TRAIN The next stop north after Wynyard Station, take the train to Milsons Point station, exit at Ennis Rd and it’s just a 5 minute walk down Willoughby Street.
FERRY The most scenic way to travel, treat yourself and jump on a ferry from Circular Quay to Milsons Point (a 10 – 15 minute walk) or Kirribilli Wharf (also, a 10 – 15 minute walk).
CAR There’s free (but time-limited) street parking all around the theatre. Please allow ample time to park before your performance or booking at Bayly’s Bistro.
★★★★½ "You'll be chilled and gripped, amused and seduced by this pitch perfect psychological thriller" - The Sydney Morning Herald
"[Joanna Murray-Smith] is indisputably one of Australia's international theatre stars" - The Saturday Paper
"[SWITZERLAND] is arguably Murray-Smith's best play yet" - The Sydney Morning Herald
Writer: Joanna Murray-Smith
Director: Shaun Rennie
Set & Lighting Designer: Veronique Benett
Costume Designer: Kelsey Lee
Stage Manager: Lauren Tulloh
Costume Supervisor: Renata Beslik
Cast: Toni Scanlan and Laurence Boxhall
SWITZERLAND runs for 1hr 30mins (no interval).
SWITZERLAND is at the Ensemble Theatre, which is located in Kirribilli, NSW, Australia, 2061.
SWITZERLAND tickets start at $83.
Recommended for ages 14+
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