Wild Surmise

Production still for "Wild Surmise". Humphrey Bower as Daniel. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Wild Surmise

By Jane Montgomery Griffiths

09 November 2012 – 02 December 2012 Beckett Theatre

Based on the verse novel by Dorothy Porter

Malthouse Theatre,

New Adaptation Theatre

A duet between two passionate yet dislocated voices, Wild Surmise is a moving elegy to a marriage that has faded into oblivion. Astronomer Alex searches for life on a distant moon but finds herself consumed by a very human affair. Her literary-loving husband Daniel faces his mortality with sardonic relish, but begs the poets for answers they cannot provide. And while their attentions lie elsewhere, a marriage melts into memory.

Production still for "Wild Surmise". Jane Montgomery Griffiths as Alex. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Wild Surmise". L-R: Humphrey Bower as Daniel, Jane Montgomery Griffiths as Alex. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Wild Surmise". L-R: Jane Montgomery Griffiths as Alex, Humphrey Bower as Daniel. Photographer: Pia Johnson
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Production still for "Wild Surmise". Jane Montgomery Griffiths as Alex. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Production still for "Wild Surmise". L-R: Humphrey Bower as Daniel, Jane Montgomery Griffiths as Alex. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Production still for "Wild Surmise". L-R: Jane Montgomery Griffiths as Alex, Humphrey Bower as Daniel. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Cast

Creatives

Anna Tregloan

Anna Tregloan

Set Designer, Costume Designer

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Marion Potts

Marion Potts

Director

Jethro Woodward

Jethro Woodward

Sound Designer, Composer

Adena  Jacobs

Adena Jacobs

Assistant Director

Alice Fleming

Alice Fleming

Stage Manager

Acknowledgements

Presented by Malthouse Theatre.

Production Program