The Twins

The Twins - An image of an outline of two people. The text on the image reads ‘The Twins’ and ‘Truer Than Fiction’ in black font, with ‘Greg Fleet’ and ‘Ian Darling’ in white font.

Ticket prices

Full Price: $31.00

Concession: $25.00

BankSA cardholder: $24.00

Companion Card: $0.00

Midweek Treat: $25.00

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Duration

90 min

Dates & times

1 Venue

The Studio at Holden Street Theatres

Holden Street Theatres, 34 Holden St, Hindmarsh, SA, 5007

Content warnings

M

Age Suitability:

M

Coarse Language:

Occasional, Mild

Other Warnings:

Drug Use, Suicide/Self Harm

Please note:

These themes are discussed in the play, but are not depicted.

The Twins - An image of an outline of two people. The text on the image reads ‘The Twins’ and ‘Truer Than Fiction’ in black font, with ‘Greg Fleet’ and ‘Ian Darling’ in white font.

About this event

Two old school friends, come back together forty years after playing the twins in Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, to rework it as a two-hander. A heart breaking and hilarious new play about trust; remembering and forgetting to remember; loss; regret; love; pain and glory.

Their lives took different paths; they are now reunited, but who is playing who? Are they who they say they are and should any of that matter? And once you've let go of your dreams, is there ever really any way back?

It's about fathers and the shadows they leave, the labels we give to others and ourselves and the burden and guilt these two friends carry as a result. An achingly honest account that sees privilege and heroin joined at the hip.

Presented by:
Shark Island Institute and The Arts Lab Kangaroo Valley

From NSW, Shark Island Institute and The ArtsLab Kangaroo Valley have joined forces in producing THE TWINS. We have coined the term ‘theatre verite’ to describe this piece, because it is a play, first and foremost, but the characters are real people played by themselves. Shark Island Institute makes social impact documentaries to engage audiences, shift thinking and inspire action around social justice, the arts and the environment. The ARTS LAB is a not-for-profit boutique arts program in Kangaroo Valley NSW that presents new films, music, theatre, and conversations, with an emphasis on engagement with audience and community. The ARTSLAB is also presenting the new one woman show SAFETY NETS at Fringe.

Reviews

  • “...something both fascinating and perilous about The Twins... and remarkable in the depth and constancy of their friendship.” - Murray Bramwell, InDaily
  • “Fleet and Darling’s outstanding performance of a witty yet profound script promises 90 minutes of laughter reflection and pure entertainment” - Eva Blandis, On the Record
  • “This play is remarkable... A definite must see for this Fringe.” - Fran Edwards, Glam Adelaide

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