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THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING By Joan Didion

Deeply moving, sometimes funny, and ultimately joyful, this is one woman’s story of the journey to find acceptance, and the lessons learnt in letting go.

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If you’ve read her books and essays, or watched the Netflix doco, you know that Joan Didion is one of the most deeply intelligent and thoughtful writers of the 20th century.

This highly personal account of loss through the lens of hope unpacks a surreal and overwhelming time in Didion’s life as she faces the sudden loss of her husband John, and later her daughter Quintana. Deeply moving, sometimes funny, and ultimately joyful, this is one woman’s story of the journey to find acceptance, and the lessons learnt in letting go.

After a critically acclaimed sellout premiere season in Melbourne, this production is a must-see for all fans of great writing and drama.

Written By Joan Didion
Directed By Laurence Strangio
Lighting Design Andy Turner
Sound Design Darius Kedros
Photography Jodie Hutchinson
Performed By Jillian Murray
Image credit: Jodie Hutchinson

The Year of Magical Thinking is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., and Concord Theatricals Company. This production was developed for the stage by FortyFiveDownstairs.