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Seoul Shakespeare Company 

& Speech of Fire

present:

The Orderly

잡역부

October 13-20, 2019

At Studio SK in Daehangno

 

IN ENGLISH, WITH KOREAN SURTITLES 

한글 자막이 지원되는 원어 공연입니다

Performed in rep with Garage   

 <차고>와 교차 공연

This page:

English/영어

 

한국어/Korean

The Orderly  Original Trailer (2007)

한글 안내는 여기를 클릭하세요 / Click here for Korean

English / 영어

Ticket Reservation Forms: 

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THE ORDERLY

잡역부

"Hospitals are battlefields."

Saturday, October 12: 7pm

Sunday, October 13: 3pm

Saturday, October 19: 3pm

Sunday, October 20: 7pm 

Approximate running time: 1 hour 

At Studio SK in Daehangno

IN ENGLISH, WITH KOREAN SURTITLES

Performed in rep with Garage (차고)

Co-produced by Speech of Fire and Seoul Shakespeare Company

www.SeoulShakespeareCompany.org

www.SpeechofFire.org

Written and performed by Michael Downey

Meet Peter- orderly during the week, ferocious warrior on the weekend. As he prepares for the weekend’s battle against the notorious Vikings, a long day at work changes his life. Time flickers. Empty hospital wards turn into long-forgotten battlefields and everybody fights for their lives. This is the basis for The Orderly, Michael Downey's poignant, heartfelt solo show.

This comedic and moving play blends the world of the hospital with that of an ancient battlefield. Downey takes on all the parts of the play; ranging from the gorgeous nurse Donna to a semi-nude Viking berserker high on mushrooms and lusting for blood. 

The Orderly is inspired by the life of the now deceased Peter Russell, whom writer and performer Michael Downey met when he worked as an orderly at Auckland’s North Shore Hospital. Peter, a small and frail man, was a hospital orderly during the week and fought as a Viking in the weekends as the member of the historical re-enactment group, the Auckland Norse. 

The Orderly was the first production of The Rebel Alliance Theatre Company, founded by Michael Downey and Anders Falstie-Jensen in 2006. It went on to tour New Zealand for a number of years and was adapted for radio by Radio New Zealand in 2009. In 2013, Downey revived The Orderly for Probationary Theatre Company, in association with The Rebel Alliance, at the White Box Theatre, Seoul.

This show is appropriate for all ages (aside from a few curse words)

"Shows us that the humdrum can contain the heroic"

Korea Herald

"A small and surprising gem" 

Natasha Hay, theatre reviewer for The Listener

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Heart-warmingly humble"

NZ Herald

"Quality work… solo theatre as it should be." 

Capital Times

"A touching slice of an interesting life" 

Scoop

Michael Downey

Playwright / Actor

Lauren Ash-Morgan

Director

Photos by Liam Mitchinson.

Michael Downey Interview for The Orderly,

Breakfast, TVNZ, 2006

TICKET RESERVATIONS

 

Regular ticket price: 20,000KRW

Students (elementary/middle/high school/university): 15,000KRW

(High school and university students must show their student ID card at the performance.)

 

Reserve online here:   

 

 

Ticket reservations for each show will close the midnight before the show. 

 

Door sales are also available, beginning one hour before the show. (For sold-out performances, a waitlist will be started in the theater lobby one hour prior to the show.)

 

Those with reservations must arrive at least 10 minutes before the performance to claim their seats.

(Starting 10 minutes before each performance, unclaimed seats will be made available to those present at the theatre without reservations.)

 

Seating will begin approximately 30 minutes before each performance. There is no assigned seating, so arrive early to choose the best seats!

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LOCATION

 

Location: Studio SK (in Daehangno) / 대학로 스튜디오SK 

15-10 Sungkyunkwan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul / 서울특별시 종로구 성균관로 15-10 

MAP:

https://www.google.co.kr/maps/place/15-10+Sungkyunkwan-ro,+Jongno-gu,+Seoul/@37.5840169,126.9961066,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x357ca32a7583d861:0x93b28d086a32b4cf!8m2!3d37.5838639!4d126.9971044     

Directions from Hyehwa Station (혜화역) (Line 4)
 

STEP 1: Come out of Exit 4 and turn left immediately. 

 

STEP 2: Continue on that pedestrian street (for about 3 minutes) until you get to the main, multi-lane road. 

 

STEP 3: Cross the main, multi-lane road, toward the KT Plaza store.

 

STEP 4: Continue walking straight, onto the tree-lined side street (between the KT Plaza store on your left and the Daiso on your right). Walk for about 2 minutes until you reach the T World store on the left-hand side of the street. (You'll also see a Pizza School on the right-hand side of the street.)

 

STEP 5: Turn left at the T World store. You'll be able to see the yellow and blue Studio SK signs from there. Follow the signs to the theater, straight ahead. 

(Walking time from Hyehwa Station: 7-10 minutes, at a leisurely pace)

Video directions from Hyehwa Station: https://youtu.be/MbUjhYO-06I

Directions from Hyehwa Rotary


STEP 1: From Hyehwa Rotary, take the road between the NY English Studio (on the left) and the Paris Baguette (on the right). 

 

STEP 2: Walk for about 4 minutes, until you pass McDonald's and then Daiso. 

 

STEP 3: Just after the Daiso, continue straight across the crosswalk (toward the KT store), and then turn right at the KT store, onto the tree-lined side street.

 

STEP 4: Follow that tree-lined street for about 2 minutes until you reach the T World store on the left-hand side of the street. (You'll also see a Pizza School on the right-hand side of the street.)

 

STEP 5: Turn left at the T World store. You'll be able to see the yellow and blue Studio SK signs from there. Follow the signs to the theater, straight ahead.

 

(Walking time from Hyehwa Rotary: 7-10 minutes, at a leisurely pace)

Video directions from Hyehwa Rotary: https://youtu.be/b0pZW36Us4A

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

School groups are always welcome at our shows, with all in the group (including adults) receiving the student discount on tickets. If you would like to bring a large school group, please email Seoul Shakespeare Company Ticketing at sscticketing@gmail.com to let us know. School groups may pay by bank transfer if they wish, and we are happy to provide an invoice if needed for school records. 

 

We do not currently have an audience Q&A scheduled for this show. If you are bringing students and would like to arrange a post-show Q&A, please let us know at info@seoulshakespeare.com or speechoffire@gmail.com.

For professors/teachers who would like to give extra credit to their students for attending this show, but don’t want to have to chaperone students in person, we have devised a system to help you keep track of students’ attendance! For more information: 

https://www.seoulshakespearecompany.org/for-professors-teachers

 

This show is appropriate for all ages (aside from a few curse words)

QUESTIONS ABOUT TICKETS?

Email Seoul Shakespeare Company ticketing at sscticketing@gmail.com.