My Zinc

By David Hare
Director Neil Armfield

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 10 May – 2 Jun 2002

    Now…politicians boast of being plumbers not architects…Everything is a problem, and we solve it…Nothing is decided in advance, because nothing is believed in advance…That’s how we get things done. The containable life.’

    David Hare’s profound and unsettling play is centred on a strange triangular relationship that arises between the mysterious Victor Quinn, ex-communist now computer software mogul; Paul, the talented young writer struggling with alcoholism who becomes his protégé, and Victor’s wife Elsa, herself tenuously clinging to a life free of addiction.

    Through Hare’s elegantly crafted dialogue and ability ‘unmatched by any contemporary playwright’ to marry the personal and the political, we are plunged with Paul into a kind of erotic nightmare in which reason for living are challenged and notions of self are put under terrifying yet thrilling strain.

    Following the success of The Judas Kiss, we were very happy to continue our relationship with David Hare, one of the world’s greatest living dramatists, by presenting the Australian Premiere of this work.


    Tony Martin
    Angie Milliken
    John Moore
    Ben Mendelsohn


    By David Hare
    Director Neil Armfield
    Designer Brian Thomson
    Lighting Designer Rory Dempster
    Costume Designer Jennifer Irwin
    Composer Alan John
    Sound Designer Paul Charlier
    Sound Assistant Jeremy Silver
    Assistant Director Laurisa Poulos

    Production images by Heidrun Lohr

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