About

Harry Joy is the blessed Australian – a childhood of mystical innocence, a home stuffed with love, he brings a smile to all he meets. Then, one warm afternoon on the front lawn, he dies. It’s only for a few minutes – he’s revived. But the world he wakes to is changed; his wife, children and friends all now seem avaricious monsters. And so it dawns on Harry Joy: he hasn’t survived his heart attack at all. He is in Hell.

Enter Honey Barbara, a hippy from the rainforest, wise to the ways of the big city. She and Harry melt back into the verdant bush, where their children tell a story of a Paradise Found.

Peter Carey’s classic novel performed by a terrific ensemble cast. Entertaining and a little bit epic, it might just offer a vision of hope…

A co-production with Malthouse Theatre

Cast

Marco Chiappi
Mark Coles Smith
Amber McMahon
Susan Prior

Anna Samson
Toby Truslove

Team

By Peter Carey
Adapted for the stage by Tom Wright
Director Matthew Lutton
Set & Costume Designer Marg Horwell
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Sound Designer & Composer Stefan Gregory
Stage Manager Brooke Kiss
Assistant Stage Manager Erin Shaw

Performance Times

Tuesday & Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday & Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 5pm

Previews (bookable)
8pm, 9 June
6.30pm, 10 June
8pm, 12 June

Opening Night (invitation only)
8pm, 13 June

Unwaged Performance
2pm, 12 July

Audio-described Performance
2pm, 14 July

Belvoir Briefing
6.30pm, 14 June

Prices

Single tickets to Bliss are now on sale. Subscribing remains the cheapest option. Book tickets as part of a subscription and save up to 31% on the single ticket prices below.

Full Price^ $72 – $77
Subscriber Discount Rate $67
Seniors*/Groups (10 or more) $62 – $67
Concession† $49 – $54
30-Down# $47
Previews $40
Student Saver# $37

* Seniors prices are available with an eligible Australian Government-issued Seniors Card. For 2017 productions, these prices can also be accessed by Industry members of Actors Equity (MEAA), AACTA, ASMA, ASDA, ARDA, AFTT, Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts, Actors Centre, Performance Space, Australian Writers’ Guild, Artshub and the NSW Writers’ Centre.
† Concession prices are available with a full-time Australian student card, all Centrelink Pensioner concession cards and Veteran Affairs’ cards, and to Industry members purchasing tickets to 2018 productions.
# 30-Down and Student Saver prices are available for Previews, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, Saturday matinee, Saturday evening.
^Tickets to Sunday performances have an added $5 surcharge.

Full ticket terms and conditions can be found on the Ticket Prices page.

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