NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the sacred lands, from the mountains to the sea, on which we learn and tell stories.

The lands of the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Date/Time: 31 Oct 2018 -06 Nov 2018 7:30pm - 7:30pm

Book by Jeffrey Lane
Directed by Adam Mitchell
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Based on the film by Pedro Almodovar

'When your world falls apart and you’re ready to blow, reach for a can of gazpacho to go!'

Visit post-Franco Madrid for a celebration of all the quirks of the 1980s. Expect big hair, big shoulders and a band that is smokin’ hot. Before Carrie was having sex in the city, Pedro Almodóvar’s Women on the Verge were forging their own path in a newly liberated world. Now, NIDA’s actors will inhabit all the complications of this frenetic, stylish comedy.

‘I’m thrilled to be tackling this outrageous comedy with such a talented cast of performers. The energy of this musical exudes through its electric rhythms and is sure to be a spicy night at the theatre.’ – Adam Mitchell

31 Oct, 1–3, 5, 6 Nov, 7.30pm
2 Nov, 1pm
NIDA Theatres, Parade Theatre

Featuring NIDA final year BFA Acting and final year BFA Costume, Properties and Objects, Scenic Construction and Technologies / Staging, and Technical Theatre and Stage Management students, with students of the MFA Design for Performance.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is playing as part of our Student Productions October 2018 season.

Runs for 2hrs 30 mins, includes a 20 min interval

This performance may contain mild coarse language, smoking, haze or smoke effects and loud noises.