“Fringe gold. A definite must see” – Glam Adelaide
“Witty yet profound” – On The Record
“Poignant… significant” – Global Media Post
“An engrossing tale…. Superb” – The Advertiser
“intrepid, remarkable, fascinating and perilous” – INDAILY
THE TWINS, a new Australian play starring Greg Fleet and Ian Darling, opens March 31 at Sydney Seymour Centre following its hit world premiere run at the 2021 Adelaide Fringe.
THE TWINS sees two old school friends, Greg and Ian, re-uniting 40 years after playing the twins in Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, to rework it as a two-hander. A heart breaking and hilarious new play about trust; remembering and forgetting to remember; loss; regret; love; pain and glory.
Written by Sarah Butler, Ian Darling and Greg Fleet and directed by Terry Serio and Sarah Butler, THE TWINS is Produced by Shark Island Institute and The ArtsLab Kangaroo Valley (NSW). THE TWINS was one of only a handful of interstate productions crossing the border to take part in Adelaide Fringe.
The show has been coined ‘theatre verite’ because the characters are real people, played by themselves.
Although Greg and Ian’s lives took different paths; they are now reunited, but who is playing who? Are they who they say they are and should any of that matter? And once you’ve let go of your dreams, is there ever really any way back?
It’s a play about fathers and the shadows they leave, the labels we give to others and ourselves and the burden and guilt these two friends carry as a result. An achingly honest account that sees privilege and heroin joined at the hip.
Greg Fleet is an internationally renowned actor, comedian, playwright and author. Ian Darling is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, who returns to the stage for the first time in 40 years. His Director credits include the acclaimed documentaries The Final Quarter and Paul Kelly — Stories of Me.
Tickets available here
THE TWINS will tour to Melbourne and Canberra
Canberra – May 3 – 6 – at the Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre
Melbourne – May 10 – 16 – at Gasworks Theatre