THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS (13-17 DECEMBER)
BY C.S. LEWIS
This theatrical adaptation of this classic masterpiece follows the correspondence between a senior demon, Screwtape, and his nephew, a junior tempter named Wormwood; who must secure the damnation of a young man. Lewis provides a unique and humorously accurate insight into the frailties of human nature that will make audiences squirm in self-recognition.
“My dear Wormwood,” the letters begin, as we meet the spine-tingling and charming Screwtape, who signs off, “Your affectionate uncle.” Screwtape likes philosophy, admires history, and disdains science; he is so cultured that in one letter he talks about reading in the British Museum, so hip that in another he says how helpful it will be to make use of “the ‘Life Force,’ the worship of sex, and some aspects of Psychoanalysis.”
Five years after publishing “The Screwtape Letters,” Lewis appeared on the cover of Time with a devil on his shoulder. The novel was already one of his most popular works. Despite decades of expounding the same themes in lectures, radio addresses, sermons, and theological treatises, Lewis was never livelier than when he wrote of demons. No matter how many other ways he tried to write of faith, we still like hearing from the Devil best.
Time: 7.30pm & 2pm Saturday 17 December
Tickets: $45 Full, $40 Concession, $39 Group 10+ (+transaction fee)
Duration: 80 minutes (No Interval)
Seating: General Admission. Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. The performance has a strict ‘Lockout Policy’, latecomers will not be permitted.
Please Note: To ensure the safety and integrity of the performance, if you choose to exit the theatre during the performance you will not be permitted to re-enter.
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