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Twenty years after their frontman, John, walked off stage for good, the ironic rock band Riflemind are set to get together again. For John, a reunion might be his second chance; for his wife, Lyn, it could be the end of the world as she knows it . . . As the band descend upon John's country manor, this weekend fast becomes the ultimate test of talent, friendship and loyalty.
Originally produced by Sydney Theatre Company, Riflemind received its UK premiere at the Trafalgar Studio, London, in September 2008.
About the Author
Andrew Upton is Artistic Director of the Sydney Theatre Company, where his first play, Hanging Man, was staged in 2002, followed by Riflemind in 2007. He has adapted a number of classics for the company, and in 2007 his version of Gorky's Philistines was seen at the National Theatre in London, followed by Bulgakov's The White Guard (2010) and Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard (2011). He wrote the films Bangers (1999), which he also directed, and Gone (2006), and the libretto for Alan John's opera Through the Looking Glass (2008).