Theatre Australian Premiere UK

The End of Eddy

Unicorn Theatre & Untitled Projects (UK)

★★★★★

BOYZ MAGAZINE, THE SCOTSMAN, THE LIST, THE ARTS DESK
The internationally acclaimed story comes of age on stage.

Édouard Louis was put on the international map at just 21 with this devastating true account of growing up gay and poor in rural France. The perpetual grey weather that hung over Eddy met its human counterparts in Eddy’s alcoholic father, miserable mother, brooding half-brother and a school culture of bullying, homophobia and misogyny. Eddy's only option: to find a way out.

Originally created for a young audience, this adaptation of Louis' moving memoir is anything but deflating, however, mustering a theatrical and televisual arsenal to reclaim the joie de vivre every outsider deserves. Two performers play Eddy and every other character in this lovingly detailed story, while a quartet of mobile TV screens expand the narrative into new dimensions.

Often manifesting a mischievous irreverence towards theatre conventions and tapping a profound vein of empathy, The End of Eddy draws out the universal themes inherent in this stunning autobiography to create something more. We know you'll feel it too.

Post-show Q&A

Fri 18 October

Stay after the show for a free Q&A with the creatives.

Warnings: Suitable for ages 16+. Contains explicit sexual references and frequent use of strong language.

PHOTO | Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

★★★★ Ground-breaking adaptation.

THE GUARDIAN
Based on the book
En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule by ÉDOUARD LOUIS
Adapter
Pamela Carter
Director
Stewart Laing
Performers
James Russell-Morley
Oseloka Obi

Partners

  • With support from
  • Egon Zehnder
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