The Grand

by Victoria Carless

Matilda and Eugenia struggle through a once grand hotel, in a town in the depths of a tourism deficit, solely dependent on one another.

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Description

Victoria Carless‘s The Grand is a cyclical play that explores peoples’ ambition and one’s sense of belonging.

SYNOPSIS

The Grand has fallen under hard times. Between moss that grows as you watch, birds that just won’t quit and a lack of actual tourists, the hotel sits empty of guests. Save for one. The Grand’s proprietor, Matilda, reluctantly take on a new housekeeper, Eugenia, and as the months pass by a game unfolds distorting the line between real life and fantasy.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

The Grand was first produced by White Rabbit Theatre Ensemble as part of The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s Independent Season in The Space Theatre on November 14, 2013.

ISBN: 978 1 921390 72 2

Reviews

"The Grand is darkly funny and touches on humanity’s big-ticket items – ambition, belonging and cocktail animals"

Artgaze Magazine, October 2013

"Carless has a beautiful turn of phrase and a distinctive theatrical voice, unhurried and mesmerising as she builds the relationship between the two women. Are they half-sisters? Is this an elaborate game between them or merely the fantasy of one woman dying slowly in a poisoned world?"

Real Time Arts Magazine, March 2013.

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