A contemporary baroque musical about relaxation.
Holiday is an eclectic mixture of baroque song, video installation and gentle conversation between two male performers that traverses the personal and sometimes intimate details of their lives. It contemplates the world as a place where we can no longer cope with large occurrences and succeed only in retreating further into our own private spaces.
"This is contemporary performance of the highest calibre, wrought with deft skill and tempered with a discerning, unwavering hand. This is theatre of the moment, in which no word exists before it is uttered, no action before it is performed."
"Lucid, gentle, funny and unexpectedly moving, it remains one of the shows of the year."
"Holiday is great theatre – funny and light as air on the surface, with philosophical depths that will niggle you long after you leave."
Concept/Director - Adriano Cortese
Co-creators/Performers - Paul Lum, Patrick Moffatt
Text - Raimondo Cortese
Set/Costume Design - Anna Tregloan
Sound Design - David Franzke
Lighting Design - Nik Pajanti
Video - Adriano Cortese
Stage Manager - Jess Keepence
Photo credits - Anna Tregloan
2011 - COIL Festival, Performance Space 122, New York
2011 - Odissea Festival, Porto
2011 - Culturgest, Lisbon
2011 - Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
2009 - Dublin Fringe Festival
2009 - Aarhus Festuge
2009 - Noorderzon Festival, Groningen
2009 - Griffin Theatre, Sydney
2008 - Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne
2007 - Arts House, North Melbourne
2009 - Dublin Fringe Festival Awards Best Male Performer (Patrick & Paul joint winners)
2009 - Dublin Fringe nomination for Best Production
2007 - Green Room award for Best Production
2007 - Green Room award for Best Director
2007 - Green Room award for Best New Writing
2007 - Green Room award for Best Best Male Performer
2007 - Green Room award for Best Costume & Set Design
2007 - Green Room nomination for Best Lighting Design
2007 - Green Room nomination for Best Sound Design
Holiday has been supported by the Australian Government through its arts funding and advisory body the Australia Council for the Arts; The Victorian Government through Arts Victoria; Arts House, North Melbourne; Malthouse Theatre.