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Published on May 3, 2011
La Boite and Sydney Theatre Company's much anticipated co-production Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness is theatre at its most exhilarating: a celebration of magic and mayhem.
It is 1881 and the night of Edward Gant's final performance. Together with his three fellow performers, Gant will present an extraordinary spectacle of melancholia, madness and music through the retelling of a collection of adult fables and fairy-tales. We meet Sanzonetta, the Pimple-Faced Girl, whose face erupts into pustules that bear beautiful pearls. We also meet Edgar, the heartbroken lover who travels the globe to cure his torment with the help of a fake fakir. But while Gant and his company enact these bizarre and beautiful theatrical vignettes, it is clear that there is another mystery upon the stage: that of Mr Edward Gant himself...
Director Sarah Goodes has conceived a sparkling production that uses extravagant costumes co-designed by Renée Mulder and the Australian fashion house Romance Was Born. Think a mix of circus, glam rock, national costume, vaudeville, music hall and high fashion.
Incredibly funny, deeply irreverent and strangely moving, Edward Gant is set to run riot.