The full Page story

David Page tells the story of his becoming a star of Australian theatre and dance in NORPAs first show of the season, Page 8. We can see here why David didnt choose a career in fashion. (Actually, he does a very good drag routine in his show.)

David Page was a child star with two top 10 hits and appearances on The Paul Hogan Show and Countdown. He eventually became a very successful composer for Bangarra Dance Theatre.

Page 8 is the story of this remarkable life using home movies, storytelling and song. He even dresses in drag... Why? Youll have to find out.

This show has had sell-out seasons at Belvoir St Theatre and the Brisbane Festival in 2004, and has played at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Darwin Festival, Melbournes Malthouse Theatre and was one of the cornerstone events of the 2005 Message Sticks Indigenous Arts Festival at the Sydney Opera House. Now its coming to Lismore.

David was the eighth child in a family of 12 raised in a Brisbane housing estate. Must be a good place to raise kids because the Page clan has made a big impression on Australian performing arts.

Page 8 is co-written by David and one of Australias leading playwrights and authors, Louis Nowra (Cosi, Radiance) and directed by Davids little brother Stephen Page, artistic director of Bangarra Dance Theatre and former Adelaide Festival director.

NORPA presents Page 8 at the Lismore City Hall on Thursday, April 6, at 8pm and Friday, April 7, at 11.30am and 8pm. Tickets are $36/30/16. There is a discount for groups.

Tickets are available from the Northern Rivers Ticket Centre at 93 Molesworth Street in Lismore (6621 5600) or book online at www.norpa.org.au.


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