14 Acland St, St Kilda
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Bookings: 03 9534 3388
Office: 03 9534 4879
Date: 25 May 1989 - 17 Jun 1989
The Misery of Beauty centres around the lives of four characters, a magician, his assistant, a singer and a dancer. It is a play about love, friendship, loneliness and trust. When their nocturnal world of glitter and illusion is disturbed by the discovery of some perplexing letters, a journey begins, which takes them from backstage at a nightclub in an inner bayside suburb of Melbourne, to Highston, a small country town in Victoria.
Here under the blinding sun their dreams, secrets and obsessions are exposed, as each searches for the truth behind the lies.
Date: 03 Apr 1989 - 00 0000
Gather at the Linga Longa Private Hotel, a run-down, but once historic, boarding house situated at 26 Acland Street, St Kilda. Meet the wealth of 'St Kilda eccentrics' who pop in and out of the rooms ...
Meet MORREY, the blind caretaker who loathes his guests! Wait with faded star SHEILA for 'that' phone call from her agent. Listen to FREDDIE FINALLY's jokes and realise why he didn't get to Edinburgh! Try to understand the lilt of Welsh freedom fighter GARETH, who's lost his passport. Ponder the motives of real estate agent NICK ... did he buy the building Why? Work out LIZ'S guilty secret! Investigate the gorilla suit in ROSIE's cupboard!