Josh Bond a Sydney Festival Interview
Josh Bond’s show The Man With the Iron Neck was first dreamt up seventeen years ago, now working with Legs On The Wall – he’s showing it with Sydney Festival at the Opera House in a gravity defying show.
A powerful new work about a small town Australian family, finding hope and embracing life after trauma.
More than a theatre show, Man With The Iron Neck delicately and determinedly addresses the issue of suicide amongst young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, focusing on hope and solace.
When Ash loses his best friend Bear to suicide, he starts to idolise 20th century stuntman The Great Peters, who jumped from bridges with a rope around his neck and lived. But the fabled stuntman’s death-defying legend is an impossible dream to follow.
Written by Ursula Yovich, with spectacular aerial performance and video design, this bold and tender story is based on an original work by Josh Bond (Djuki Mala), who created this piece with co-director Gavin Robins (King Kong, How to Train Your Dragon).
This performance contains material that may be distressing to some audience members. Please see Important Info below about trigger warnings for this performance.
“Ursula [Yovich] is already one of Australia’s most well-loved performers across stage and television” – SBS
Book your ticket for Fri 25 January at 7.30pm to take part in a Sydney Morning Herald Q&A With the Artists after the performance.