Event Three Furies: Scenes from the Life of Francis Bacon
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Venue Playhouse (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
Umbrella Event Sydney Festival 2005
First Date 15 January 2005
Opening Date 19 January 2005
Last Date 29 January 2005
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Greek furies and the passionate relationship of a famous painter with his muse are some of the elements in this new play. Sensual, poetic, sordid, satiric and often sublime, Stephen Sewell takes as his starting point the period leading up to a Paris retrospective which would anoint the celebrated Anglo-Irish artist Francis Bacon as the greatest figurative painter of the twentieth century. On the eve of the exhibition his model, muse and lover George Dyer, committed suicide.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Drama
Name Function Notes
Paula Arundell Actor
Simon Burke Actor
Socratis Otto Actor
Basil Hogios Composer
Alice Lau Costume Designer
Jim Sharman Director
Damien Cooper Lighting Designer
Stephen Sewell Lyricist
Stephen Sewell Playwright
Brian Thomson Set Designer
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Book John McCallum, Belonging: Australian Playwriting in the 20th Century, Currency Press, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2009
Brochure Sydney Opera House Diary Jan/Feb 2005
Event Identifier 65784