The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Dideon

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The details will be different, but it will happen to you.

Described by the New York Times as ‘thrilling and engaging – universal, profound… and uplifting’ Joan Didion’s celebrated memoir is brought to life by Green Room Award-win­ning actor Jillian Murray in a critically-acclaimed solo performance that reunites her with director Laurence Strangio (L’amante Anglaise national tour 2019).

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 at Melbourne’s FortyFiveDownstairs this is a production that is a must-see for fans of great drama.

***** “We felt like privileged listeners, given access to an extraordinarily insightful confronta­tion with the way in which grief loosens our grasp on reason” ArtsHub

Jillian Murray gives a superb performance – poised, vulnerable, intelligent, and full of
the subtlest ironies Herald Sun