After Melbourne, much anticipated stage play Life Of Byron comes to Sydney

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After a successful run in Melbourne, the much anticipated stage play Life Of Byron starring George Kapiniaris and Maria Theodorakis comes to Sydney as part of the Greek Festival of Sydney from Nov 1 - Nov 12, at the Fuse Box (Factory theatre) Marrickville. 

Audiences, Greek Australian and otherwise, are in for a treat as they journey with Kapiniaris' character in familiar territory and aspects of their own lives; past, present and even future. The universal themes raised in Life of Byron are the bitter sweet moments that eventually might confront us all.


Directed by Tony Nikolakopoulos (Wog Boy) who wrote it with Sally Faraday and George Kapiniaris, Life of Byron 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.


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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