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Duration: 17 March - 14 April
Drama - After-show Director and cast Q&A - Tuesday 20 March
Price: $25 - $52
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By Joanna Murray-Smith
Director: Susan Wilson

The sharper the wits the higher the stakes

Circa Two
17 March – 14 April
Preview Fri 16 March; Sun 18 March SOLD OUT! 

After-show Director and cast Q&A – Tuesday 20 March

Fri 16 & Sat 17 8pm show only
Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 4.30pm

Note: Switzerland contains strong language, adult themes, nicotine free E-cigarettes, replica weapons

$25 – $52

Celebrated crime writer, Patricia Highsmith is living hidden away in the Swiss Alps and refusing to contact her publishers who are urging her to write another in the best-selling Ripley series. A mysterious young man appears unannounced.  Will her love of fictional murders become a dangerous reality?  What first appears to be a standard cat-and-mouse game soon becomes a dance to the death. Who is the cat and who is the mouse? And…who will make it out of Switzerland alive.

A sharp, gripping and sometimes very witty two-hander exploring the final chapter in the life of Patricia Highsmith. (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Strangers on a Train, Carol)

Starring: Catherine Downes and Simon Leary

Proudly supported by Paul and Danika McArthur


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Meet & Greet: Joanna Murray-Smith

Sunday 18 March

2pm – 3:30pm

Circa Two

FREE ENTRY – Limited spaces. Please RSVP

Hosted by Linda Wilson

Coinciding with the NZ Premiere of psychological thriller “SWITZERLAND” at Circa Theatre (17 Mar – 14 Apr), join us in welcoming internationally acclaimed and celebrated playwright Joanna Murray-Smith for an intimate Q&A on Sunday 18th March 2pm.

Her work has been nominated for many awards including the Olivier Award for Best Comedy for The Female of the Species. In addition to Switzerland, her other plays include Pennsylvania Avenue; Fury; True Minds; Day One, A Hotel, Evening; The Gift; Rockabye; Ninety; Bombshells; Honour; Redemption; Love Child; and the smash-hit, Songs for Nobodies – coming to Circa in July 2018.

She has been awarded two Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for Drama, the Braille Book of the Year Award, Edinburgh Fringe First Award and the London Theatregoers Choice Award. She was also a finalist for the 2006 Miles Franklin Award and was nominated for the 2004 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Switzerland was awarded 2014 STA Best New Australian Work.