Physical Theatre Australia
Legs On The Wall
MAN WITH THE IRON NECK
Written by Ursula Yovich from an original concept by Josh BondBuy Tickets
Australia’s leading physical theatre company brings to the stage an unmissable tale of survival. Co-commissioned by Darwin Festival, Man With The Iron Neck is a story about embracing life told with humour, poignancy and thrilling stunts.
In a small, AFL-mad community three friends have big dreams for the future. But when one of them is lost to suicide, how do the others choose to survive?
Ash becomes obsessed with early- 20th-century stunt man The Great Peters – aka ‘The Man with the Iron Neck’ – whose most famous stunt saw him jump off bridges with a rope tied around his neck and survive. The Great Peters embodied both life and death, but in the end what he promises is impossible – you can’t have the drama of leaping to your death without dying.
Based on an original work by co-director Josh Bond, this daring and delicate show brings together writer/actor Ursula Yovich, co-director Gavin Robins and a stellar team of Australia’s leading artists to create a confronting, heartbreaking and stunningly beautiful story. Man With The Iron Neck seamlessly interweaves extraordinary aerial and physical work with evocative visuals and a beautifully written narrative for an incredibly important piece of theatre.
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