A Man With Five Children
A Man With Five Children
Darlinghurst Theatre Company
Darlinghurst Theatre - Eternity Playhouse
3 Jun 2016 to 26 Jun 2016
View Session Times
Tickets - Standard $45
Concession $38
Groups (8+) $38
Industry* $35
Under 30* $30
Preview $30

*Available Tue, Wed & Thu only

A $2 booking fee applies per ticket for online and phone bookings

Duration - 140 minutes
Not suitable for children

The cult of celebrity dissected in Nick Enright’s A Man With Five Children.

Written in 1999, Enright pre-empted the current discussion on reality TV and public obsession with manufactured celebrity.

Inspired by the popular documentary 7-Up and the effect it had on its participants, A Man With Five Children chronicles the lives of five diverse Australians, who become celebrities via reality TV, and are held in the public eye from childhood through to adulthood.   

Gerry is a documentary maker who sets out to capture the lives of five children on film. One day a year, every year, until they turn 21. As the children’s hopes and heartaches are played out on national television for the public’s entertainment, questions are raised. Is Gerry an observer or is the camera distorting their lives? Are the participants his subjects, his children or his creations? But as long as it makes for good television and the public still want it, Gerry just keeps on filming.

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