Posted by Penny Cropper on June 13, 2011
What with all the rain and downright nutso weather that's been holding Sydney-siders captive in their own homes of late, Bondi might not be the first place that springs to mind as a fun mid-winter destination. But there is at least one good reason to brave it and embrace the brisk (to put it politely) seaside air, we promise.
Rope is a play that'll scare the bejeezus out of you, in a good way. A new production of the classic noir thriller written by Patrick Hamilton and made famous by the Hitchcock film of the same name (this time directed by Iain Sinclair), Rope is being staged at the newly refurbished Bondi Pavilion, where dark furniture and art deco touches provide the perfect backdrop for this particular brand of chilling, old school "psycho-theatre". Without giving the game away too much, it's about two London sociopaths and a murderous party, with more than a few homoerotic undertones thrown in for good measure. Sound good? We thought so. It's on now until the 25th June, and our advice is to get down there and check it out, stat. Tickets from the website or phone 8019 0282.