Nearer the Gods – Queensland Theatre
6 October - 3 November
Nearer the Gods: 6 October to 3 November
By David Williamson
Showing at the Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland Theatre
David Williamson has one of Australia’s preeminent storytellers for close to half a century. This is because he has an amazing ability to put his finger on the zeitgeist – to know exactly what stories need to be told right now. Here, he crafts a riveting drama-of-ideas out of a turning point in the history of science. David zooms in on the relationship between Edmund Halley and Isaac Newton, and the struggle to publish theories that would change the world.
Nearer the Gods is an urgent World Premiere about how even the noblest of ideas are at the mercy of politics and ego. The all-star cast includes Matthew Backer (Switzerland), William McInnes (SeaChange, Time of our Lives) and Rhys Muldoon (House Husbands).
Buy your tickets at: http://www.queenslandtheatre.com.au/Shows/18-Nearer-the-Gods