Coming in 2014
Born in Austria and winner of numerous artistic awards include the city of Vienna Kainz Medal and now a permanent Australian resident, Justus Neumann is based in Tasmania.
In “The Alzheimer Symphony” a famous old actor forgets his lines during a performance of Shakespeare’s King Lear. He begins to develop tricks to fight his forgetfulness which now follows him into every corner of his private life. He forgets the name of his sons, the picture of his mother and when he finds a sock in his soup he eats it without questioning the situation.
He is finally reduced to living in a wheelchair that is adapted with numerous contraptions to meet his daily needs, a pop up kitchen, shower, sports ground and library. Obstinate at first he fights with all his might but is left with no choice but to surrender to his fate. As he does so, important stuff becomes unimportant, feelings become stronger then thoughts and his inner child is revived.
Translated into English
WRITER: Justus Neumann
COMPOSER: Julius Schwing
DIRECTOR: Hans Peter Horner
PERFORMED BY: Justus Neumann and a local child
BLITZ! a sentimental journey
Music, laughter and a love worth fighting for.
In this hilarious and heart-warming musical we follow Jo’s ascent to the glamour and excitement of West End stardom. We see her flung headlong into the terror of the London Blitz and then potentially losing the love she has fought for. Filled with the glorious melodies of the 30′s and 40′s this show evokes a time when laughter and tears were only a breath apart.
Featuring the multi-talented Clair Dawson, a lead performer on London’s West End stages before moving to Tasmania.
A Claire Dawson Production supported by Tasmania Performs
ORIGINAL CONCEPT: Claire Dawson
WRITERS: Claire Dawson & Rod Anderson
DIRECTOR: Rod Anderson
MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT: Craig Wood.
Productions Available for National Touring in 2014
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