A conversation between 2 passengers on a bus is the starting point for this intimate yet epic story set against the background of a journey through Sydney.
Passenger is an immersive theatre work that takes place inside a moving suburban bus. Departing from an ordinary Pyrmont bus stop, you will gaze at the passing Sydney streets as you overhear a conversation between 2 fellow passengers.
Referencing Western films where cowboys respond to a lawless world, Passenger explores the ethics of our contemporary world and the impact of holding people accountable for their actions. A mysterious female character entices a male passenger to divulge the unethical actions of his corporate employer. What results is a dramatic departure from traditional theatre.
First seen in Melbourne then acclaimed in its 2019 London premiere, Passenger is “a brilliantly crafted story that thrusts you into a live-action cinematic experience” (Arts Hub).
Be on board!
Passenger is a production by Jessica Wilson and Ian Pidd, written by Nicola Gunn. The original composition is by Tom Fitzgerald.
Duration: 60 minutes Start and end point: Bus stop outside Marquee Sydney, (Pirrama Road after Jones Bay Road stop ID 200920), Pyrmont.
This project would not have been possible without the generosity of the Port Authority of NSW.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its funding and advisory body as well as by the City of Melbourne. Passenger received commissioning support from the Arts Centre Melbourne.
Photo: Gerard Assi