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September 24, 2021

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The Haunting of Daniel Gartrell offers north coast theatregoers the chance to see Australian icon, Max Gillies, and TV favourites Samuel Johnson and Michala Banas like they’ve never seen them before.

Straightjacket Production co-founders, AFI award-winning actor Samuel Johnson and director Lucy Freeman, fell in love with The Haunting of Daniel Gartrell the first time they read it, and they believe Australian theatre audiences will too. The 2013 tour is a remount of the company’s highly successful 2011 production in Melbourne, which featured John Wood in the title role.

A suburban hermit’s life unravels when confronted by his own dark secrets in this suspenseful, and often hilarious, drama.

Under an ochre sky something happened at Mt Ragged. Celebrated bush poet Daniel Gartrell’s most analysed poem is missing its final verse and the events that occurred at Mt Ragged are a mystery. Now an enigma, Gartrell lives as a recluse in the suburbs and his only contact is with his daughter.

Gartrell is at home, thinking very oblique thoughts when an emerging actor from Bondi knocks on his door. Ambitious and optimistic, he has been cast to play Gartrell in a biographical movie, and in his research for the role, is ready for anything… or so he thinks. Gartrell leads him on a merry chase, evading inquiries and playing unhinged mind games. The Haunting of Daniel Gartrell is a humorous, thought-provoking and quintessentially Australian story that presents a different journey from the one you imagined.

Haunting of Daniel Gartrell is coming to NORPA at Lismore City Hall Friday August 23 & Saturday August 24, 7.30pm. Tickets: $20–$47.

For more information or to book go to http://norpa.org.au/events/the-haunting-of-daniel-gartrell/. 

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