'Anthem' Finishes its Premiere Season at the Melbourne International Arts Festival
Congratulations to playwright Patricia Cornelius along with her co-writers Andrew Bovell, Melissa Reeves, Christos Tsiolkas and Irine Vela on the premiere season of Anthem.
Anthem is long-awaited follow-up to one of Australian theatre’s most acclaimed collaborations, Who’s Afraid of the Working Class? Now the same team reunite to take the pulse of our nation today .
Anthem is a funny and ferocious portrait of a country unable to reconcile its past, uncertain of its future and political vision. The colliding voices that make up this anthem might not always be in harmony, but they cannot be silenced.
The Guardian calls it “An ambitious, energetic and remarkable play”. “This is tough, funny theatre with an urgency to its purpose and no comfortable answer.”
While the Australian says “Dark and harrowing as the material is, Susie Dee’s large-scale production is energising, clear eyed, superbly acted and magnificently staged.”