a side profile of a man with his head leaning backwards to lie on the shoulder of a man facing forwards. They both wear silver eyeshadow and are shirtless. They have solemn expressions and a bright purple light highlights them from the left.


Theatre and Physical Theatre • Contemporary
South Australia • World Premiere
A world-premiere thriller set against the horrors of the anti-Gay purges in Chechnya, presented by and starring award-winner Patrick Livesey ('The Boy, George' and 'Gone Girls') and his real-life partner, Wil King (ABC's 'Why Are You Like This').

A Russian and an Australian walk into a bar in Moscow. Neither are who they say they are.

Written by Angus Cameron and directed by Bronwen Coleman (The Actors Studio, NYC), DIЯT is a thrilling and seductive exploration of sexuality, solidarity and persecution in modern-day Russia.

$1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Russian LGBT Network, an organisation promoting equal rights and respect for human dignity throughout Russia.

Please note: The performance on Friday 5th March has changed times from 8pm to 8:30pm since the Adelaide Fringe Guide was printed. 

Presented by: Patrick Livesey

Patrick Livesey is an actor, writer and producer working between Melbourne and Adelaide. His 2018 play ​'The Boy, George' won the NZ Tour Ready Award at the Melbourne Fringe Festival and was nominated for Best Performance. In 2019 Patrick sold the rights to this work to stand-up comedian, Joel Creasey who previewed a sold out season to Melbourne audiences last year. In May 2019, Patrick starred in the hit show '#KWANDA' by Tom Ballard, directed by Alan Brough. In March 2020, Patrick premiered his second play, ​'Gone Girls' where it sold out five shows at the Holden Street Theatres and earned rave reviews. Patrick is currently writing his third play, 'Mummy's Boy', a dedication to his late mother and is in development with Princess Pictures for an original scripted series.

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