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​Lawrence English 'Cruel Optimism' - Cleveland Contemporary Music Event
Redland Performing Arts Centre

​Lawrence English’s concerts have been described by Pitchforkas a porous-but-crushing ambient set that felt a little like being flattened by a stack of hay bales’.

His latest full length work has been inspired by the text titled Cruel Optimism by American theorist Lauren Berlant. Drawing together his interests in the activation of the body through sound, the sonic characteristics of protest and unique approaches to harmonic distortion, he delivers his latest innately synaesthetic concert.

Performance Times:
Friday 10 November, 7pm
RPAC Concert Hall
1 hour 45 minutes, no interval
Early Bird Adults: *$40
Early Bird Seniors/Pensioners: *$35
Children/Students: $20
Groups 10+: $30
Buy for 3 or more and save: Tickets $35 each
*Early Bird expires Friday 22 September, after this date:
Adults $45, Seniors/Pensioners $40
Suit Children:
Parental guidance recommended to determine suitability for your child
Booking Information:
You can book your tickets:
  • in person at RPAC Box Office, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland
  • by phone - 3829 8131 (a $4.10 booking fee per transaction applies)
  • online 24/7 using the Buy Now link below (a $5 booking fee per transaction applies)

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre Box Office so that we can accommodate your needs.

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Please note: we have moved to a new ticketing system so you will need to register your email address and other details in this new system. If you need assistance with your online booking please call the RPAC Box Office on 3829 8131. Box Office hours are Monday - Friday 12noon - 4pm and Saturdays from 10am - 1pm.