Sydney! Live Theatre Returns

Rebecca Varidel
20th Jul 2020


Lambert House Enterprises is thrilled to present a season of Keith Bunin’s hit play THE CREDEAUX CANVAS at El Rocco Café and Theatre, Kings Cross from Thursday 23 July.

The production – believed to be the first post-lockdown play to open - will be presented under strict health directives with audiences initially at least - limited to 24 PEOPLE per performance, all socially distanced.

This production features adult themes including suicide, strong language & some explicit nudity. No children under 16 years admitted.

The Credeaux Canvas was first produced off-Broadway in 2001 and given its first non-American premiere in Sydney under Lambert’s company banner at the Stables Theatre in February 2002. This new production brings a totally new approach with the play placed within a small café-like setting. When the audience come down the stairs into the historic El Rocco room they will be entering the world of ‘Winston’ with his art decorating the walls.

“They will feel they are almost intruding into the world of a burgeoning New York artist in turn of the millennium New York!”

The Credeaux Canvas is the story of three twenty-somethings struggling to survive. There is a promising bi-sexual artist, his room-mate (a disenchanted and disinherited real estate agent) and this character’s girlfriend- a promising singer. They hatch a plan to dupe a wealthy art connoisseur into buying a forged painting, purportedly by French artist Jean-Paul Credeaux. A window into the disillusionment of entitled generation Ys in the early 2000s, the play is generously laced with humour, sexual tension and a famous, very unusual nude scene! There are great moments of both irony and tragedy that have kept audiences around the world enthralled for nearly twenty years. Solomon is assisted by Isaac Broadbent and it stars Samson Alston, Jasper Bruce, Rachel Marley, Tom Kelly and Beth Daly as Tess.

The Credeaux Canvas by Keith Bunin

El Rocco Café and Theatre, 154 Brougham Street, Kings Cross

1 hour 50 mins with 10 min interval | seating capacity: 24 (more as restrictions ease)

23 July to 23 August (more dates to be added as restrictions ease)

Adults $35 | Concessions $25

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