The 5Pound Theatre production of ‘the Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?’ is currently being performed in Melbourne.
The controversial play is by Edward Albee, who also wrote ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’. “I was fascinated by the idea of a show that contains themes of homosexuality, infidelity, rape, incest, paedophilia and bestiality but has nonetheless been opened on Broadway and has since played at some of the major theatres around the world including right here at the MTC,” says co-director Jason Cavanagh. “Not to mention the awards and accolades it has received along the way. Surely the testament of a great writer, to make topics like those not only palatable for a mainstream audience, but also really quite funny. The first time I saw this piece read I was gasping out loud in parts… Just when you think it can’t get any more extreme, something else happens to make you fall off your chair. It’s a disarmingly funny and thought provoking piece of theatre.”
Watch the interview with Jason Cavanagh and Susannah Firth