Don Juan @ The Street Theatre

  • The Street Theatre 15 Childers Street Canberra, ACT, 2601 Australia

This brand new production explores the life of one of the most magnetic and seductive fictional heroes in Western literature – Don Juan – alongside the equally outrageous real life of his creator – Lord Byron.

Performed by Karin Schaupp together with acclaimed actor/director Tama Matheson, the steamy worlds of Don Juan and the scandalous life of Lord Byron (Matheson) merge. Brought to life by Schaupp through the evocative Spanish guitar music of Turina, Pujol and Tarrega, Byron and Juan become reflections of each other and it grows increasingly difficult to tell where fact ends and fiction begins. As Byron himself famously put it, ‘truth is strange, stranger than fiction.’

Full of the wit, charm, elegance, adventure and horror of Byron’s great poem, Don Juan will reveal a deep portrait of one of the greatest creative minds of the Romantic era, picked out in relief by his own creation. Don’t miss this exciting varied and engrossing experience in the theatre.