Pure theatrical magic from a visionary director.
Download the programme for The Far Side of the Moon here.
To see a show from Canada's visionary director Robert Lepage is to experience pure theatrical magic.
His smash hit The Far Side of the Moon is a spellbinding, funny and technically exquisite exploration of both inner and outer space performed as a one-man show. Publicly the race to the moon is consuming Americans and Russians, while privately two estranged brothers are brought together by their mother's death. Phillipe is a shy philosopher struggling with his thesis about the effect of space travel on popular culture. Andre is a successful TV weatherman and extrovert, who sees the galaxy's mysteries more pragmatically.
This visually stunning production brings together compelling storytelling, ingenious effects and an atmospheric score from composer Laurie Anderson and is performed by Yves Jacques.
Don't miss your chance to experience a masterpiece from a theatrical magician.
Contains drug references, sexual references and strobe effects.
Reviews for The Far Side of the Moon from sold-out performances at the Perth and Adelaide Festivals are in, and they’re ecstatic.
“out of this world” (Perth Now)
"Pick up your phone straight away to get a ticket for maybe the most astonishing, wonderful show you’ll ever see… It is a sad, funny, astonishing, brilliant, interesting, thought-provoking and utterly energizing play. I feel excited about [the] show and can’t stop going on about it – and, you know, like the rest of the audience, I loved it." — Australian Stage
"The fluid mix of newsreel, live video, puppetry, mirror illusions and remote controlled miniature moon buggies is Robert Lepage at his theatrical best. Especially when harmonised with Laurie Anderson’s spacey music, Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, excerpts from Coltrane, and the crooning I Gaze at the Moon. This is an original, funny, mournful, gently reflective visit to the other side of ourselves, a two hour orbit to remember." ****1/2 — Daily Review
"It's hard to believe The Far Side of the Moon is a one-man show. Yves Jacques – taking over from Lepage himself – plays all roles including both brothers, their mother and a doctor… Jacques is exceptional." **** — The Guardian (Aus)
Read an interview with Yves Jacques in NZ Herald here
Written & directed by Robert Lepage
Performed by Yves Jacques
Music by Laurie Anderson
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With support from
Platinum Patrons Janet Clarke and John Judge
A gentle, melancholic, thoughtful, dazzlingly staged piece of theatre with images that you will never forget.— Limelight Magazine (Adelaide Festival, 2018)