ON STAGE: Bette Guy and Elyse Knowles in the latest production by Lismore Theatre Company.
ON STAGE: Bette Guy and Elyse Knowles in the latest production by Lismore Theatre Company. Contributed

A dramatic portrait of poet Sylvia Plath

LISMORE Theatre Company's latest production Sylvia Plath: A Dramatic Portrait tells the compelling story of the life and work of the famous American poet, Sylvia Plath.

The myth that sprang up about this poet is of a passive victim but accounts from those who knew her talk about a lively, loving, generous person who was able to turn the disaster of her relationships with her father and her husband, the English poet Ted Hughes, into profound poetry.

Sylvia Plath was a gifted poet who tackled with a rare honesty: the nature of life and death, its joys and its pains.

Much of her writing combines the seriousness of her observations with an almost wicked satiric sense of humour.

This is a play that reveals the intensity of what it is to be human.

The production is directed by David Addenbrooke and has a cast of experienced actors in Bette Guy, Elyse Knowles, Clare Mason and Sharon Brodie.

  • At the Rochdale Theatre, 603 Ballina Rd, Goonellabah, on July 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 8pm, plus on July 24 at 2pm and July 31 at 5pm. Tickets will be $20/$15 at the door or book at lismoretheatrecompany.org.au.