Wits'-End-Theatre-Cavalcade-photo-by-Ponch-HawkesSerious Clowns, Small Pianos, Moving Sculptures and Streams of Consciousness, Wits’ End Theatre presents Cavalcade by William Henderson at The Eleventh Hour Theatre from 9 May 2023.

Nobly accompanied by noted Melbourne pianist and moonlighting trapeze artist Peter Dumsday, Cavalcade features award winning actors and sprint cyclists Tom Considine, Peter Houghton and John Jacobs

Together they take on horseless steeplechasing, competitive waitering, anthropomorphised ballroom dancing, and copyright defying theatrical parodies of emerging playwrights Shakespeare, Beckett, Brecht and Wilde, before journeying on into the darker reaches of the collective memory.

Not for the faint hearted, not entirely in good taste, and definitely not suitable for children, with Cavalcade, Wits’ End moves away from its traditional language-based approach to theatre with forays into live music, visual imagery and dance.

Slapstick comedy and circus motifs rub shoulders with interior monologue and Sports et Divertissements – a rarely heard suite by the French composer and eccentric Erik Satie.

The Eleventh Hour Theatre, 170 Leicester Street, Fitzroy
Season: 9 – 21 May 2023

Image: Wits’ End Theatre presents Cavalcade – photo by Ponch Hawkes