I’d Rather Goya Robbed Me of My Sleep than Some Other Son of a Bitch


AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE  – Old 505 Theatre, Sydney 2017

“With GOYA, Théâtre Excentrique have exceeded their reliably high standard.”              Lisa Thatcher

“An intense, strange, wild and wonderful production.”  Sydney Arts Guide

“Director Anna Jahjah creates a sense of urgency appropriate to the writing.”               Suzy Goes See

“Gerry Sont’s easy flexibility and energy knows no bound and accompanying music by Sister Ursuline was sublime.”  The Buzz from Sydney

“An original production for an original play, which owes its success to strong direction, high production values and the ability of Gerry Sont to encompass both the humour and the agony of the play’s protagonist.”  South Sydney Herald


“Rodrigo García’s argument for the soothing power of high art is expressed with crackling energy.” – The Guardian, UK

A dissolute father has a master plan to educate his sons: at night, break into the Prado Museum to see Goya’s black paintings while eating chorizo, drinking scotch and sniffing coke. On the side, fly in a hip philosopher from Germany as their guide. Sixty minutes of provocation and screaming to survive. Anything but f…king Disneyland!

Rodrigo García’s seminal work I’d Rather Goya Robbed Me of My Sleep than Some Other Son of a Bitch’ will introduce local audiences to one of Europe’s premier playwrights and his political, powerful, violent and extremely controversial style.

This one man show is set to challenge the ideals we hold true with “an explosive mix of vitality and disarray” – Libération, France

Duration: 55 minutes


Listen to an interview of Director Anna Jahjah and Production Assistant Perla Escalon in English, Spanish or French on Radio Skid RowSBS Spanish and SBS French


Gerry Sont accompanied by cellist and vocalist Sister Ursuline


Producer: Théâtre Excentrique

Director: Anna Jahjah

Production Assistants: Kris Shalvey and Perla Escalon

Designer: Clarisse Ambroselli and Anna Jahjah

Lighting & Sound Designer: Larry Kelly

Tech Operator: Martin Quinn

Production Photographer: Emma Lois

Graphic Design: Madison Avenue

Dialect Coach: Dioni Cendón Sevilla and Kate Jordan

Performed at The Old 505 Theatre, Sydney – 22 Aug / 2 Sept 2017


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