Life of Byron opens to rave reviews; last Melbourne shows before Sydney tour


Life of Byron directed by Tony Nikolakopoulos and written by Tony, Sally Faraday and George Kapiniaris who is also the protagonist in the play, alongside Maria Theodorakis opened to rave reviews in Melbourne last week.

"There is much to like about the way Life of Byron has been constructed and executed. Exaggerated for theatrical effect, it still has authenticity at its core. In other words, it feels real. Well directed, the timing is excellent. The scenes are unhurried" said Alex First in The Blurb and

"this is George Kapiniaris as perhaps, you've never seen him before, in a partially dramatic role. Part drama, part comedy and a lot of the Kapiniaris' signature style of ethnic humour thrown in; the story is told in hysterically titled chapters that blames mum for everything. Maria Theodorakis is brilliant in all the roles she takes on, as all the women in George's life, and is very engaging on stage. There's no hiding her acting chops, as she navigates 9 personalities that gives the show its light and shade." said the Weekend Notes review.

Life of Byron is  playing tonight at the Alex Theatre , 135 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, until 22 October 2023 before heading to Sydney, where it will play at the Factory Theatre under the auspices of the Greek Festival of Sydney. BOOK HERE for the last Melbourne Shows and BOOK HERE for the Sydney Shows which will run from 31 October till 12 November.

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The play sees the world through the eyes of one man as he struggles with one of the most important decisions he’ll ever make - and the choices, mistakes and the greatest influence that have brought him to this point.

Byron's mother is suffering from the early effects of dementia, and his sister Alex thinks the best option is to sell the house and put their mum in a nursing home. Can Byron send his mother away? Has he got what it takes to care for her himself? Or can he use the time he’s got left with his mum to unlock her mystery and maybe, finally, grow up in the process?

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