Exit the King (2007)

Production still for "Exit the King". L-R: Rebecca Massey, Geoffrey Rush. Photographer: Lisa Tomasetti

Exit the King (2007)

By Eugene Ionesco

24 March 2007 – 21 April 2007 Merlyn Theatre

Translation by Neil Armfield

Malthouse Theatre, Company B Belvoir,

Translation Commission Theatre Co-Production

The heaters aren't working, the sun won't rise, the throne room's filthy and there's a great big crack opening up in the wall. Queen Marguerite is making preparations for the inevitable, but Queen Marie refuses to accept it's time. Yet the signs are unmistakable: the King is dying, and he's not going to go gracefully.

This production transferred to Belvoir St, 9 June - 29 July.

Production still for "Exit the King". L-R: Rebecca Massey, Geoffrey Rush. Photographer: Lisa Tomasetti
Production still for "Exit the King". L-R: Rebecca Massey, Geoffrey Rush, Bille Brown, Gillian Jones. Photographer: Lisa Tomasetti
Production still for "Exit the King". L-R: Gillian Jones, David Woods, Geoffrey Rush. Photographer: Lisa Tomasetti
Production still for "Exit the King". Geoffrey Rush. Photographer: Lisa Tomasetti
Production still for "Exit the King". L-R: Rebecca Massey, Julie Forsyth, Geoffrey Rush, Bille Brown, Gillian Jones. Photographer: Lisa Tomasetti
Production still for "Exit the King". L-R: David Woods, Geoffrey Rush, Julie Forsyth. Photographer: Lisa Tomasetti
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Production still for "Exit the King". L-R: Rebecca Massey, Geoffrey Rush. Photographer: Lisa Tomasetti

Production still for "Exit the King". L-R: Rebecca Massey, Geoffrey Rush, Bille Brown, Gillian Jones. Photographer: Lisa Tomasetti

Production still for "Exit the King". L-R: Gillian Jones, David Woods, Geoffrey Rush. Photographer: Lisa Tomasetti

Production still for "Exit the King". Geoffrey Rush. Photographer: Lisa Tomasetti

Production still for "Exit the King". L-R: Rebecca Massey, Julie Forsyth, Geoffrey Rush, Bille Brown, Gillian Jones. Photographer: Lisa Tomasetti

Production still for "Exit the King". L-R: David Woods, Geoffrey Rush, Julie Forsyth. Photographer: Lisa Tomasetti

Cast

Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush

Translator, Actor

Bille Brown

Bille Brown

Actor

David Woods

David Woods

Actor

Creatives

Neil Armfield

Neil Armfield

Translator, Director

Damien Cooper

Damien Cooper

Lighting Designer

John Rodgers

John Rodgers

Composer

Dale Ferguson

Dale Ferguson

Designer

Eugene Ionesco

Playwright

Millie Mullinar

Millie Mullinar

Stage Manager

Niko Schauble

Niko Schauble

Musician

Russell Goldsmith

Russell Goldsmith

Sound Designer

Scott Tinkler

Musician

Isabelle Mangeot

Isabelle Mangeot

Translator

Hugh Anderson

Scenic Artist

Darren Kowacki

Darren Kowacki

Assistant Stage Manager

Alison Kidd

Wig Stylist

Patrick Jones

Scenic Artist

Adrian Sheriff

Musician

Acknowledgements

The translation is a Malthouse Theatre and Company B commission.