By Michael Gow. Black Swan State Theatre Company. Directed by Sam Strong. Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, Perth WA. 25 Mar - 9 Apr, 2017
Michael Gow’s latest play Once in Royal David’s City, a Christmas play with a difference, makes its WA premiere performed by Black Swan State Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre.
A show that frequently draws on the influence of Bertolt Brecht in the narrative - it is significantly Brechtian in style, but borrows from a range of theatrical styles to tell a story that deals with the loss of a loved family member. Despite the subject matter, this is a show of joy and light.