The Screwtape Letters Plays in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra This November / December
CS Lewis wrote the spiritual and satirical classic in 1942, and the core questions it raises for humanity are just as relevant today.
Hailey McQueen’s theatrical adaptation of this masterpiece follows the correspondence between a senior demon, Screwtape, and his nephew, a junior tempter named Wormwood; who must secure the damnation of a young man. Screwtape is masterfully played by Yannick Lawry (Australia: The Story of Us), while George Zhao (The Family Law) injects a physical comedy element like no other, in his portrayal of Screwtape’s assistant – Toadpipe.
In this unique story, Lewis provides a humorously accurate insight into the frailties of human nature that continue to make audiences nod in self-recognition.
As Director of the production, Hailey McQueen explains, “I am passionate about telling this story. It begins a powerful conversation about what control each of us really has over our lives, and what our lives are really worth when we consider the concept of eternity”
The Screwtape Letters plays in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra from November 22 and tickets are on sale from August 1. Click here for full details.