In 1963, Sylvia Plath made the decision to end her life by shoving her head in the oven. Jack Lynch wants to know why. Through original songs and confessional comedy, he explores his relationship to Plath’s novel, ‘The Bell Jar’, and her personal writings, to reveal their enduring relevance to his (and your!) own struggles with depression and social isolation.
One moment wickedly funny, the next poignantly reflective, Jack looks back at growing up gay in regional Queensland, attending an all-boys school, running away to London, and finally returning home to find himself stuck with the same feelings of doubt and disquiet.
Through his songs and stories, Jack challenges the audience to talk about the things we're not supposed to talk about.
So, take a seat. Let’s see what really goes on behind the glass.
These are the Confessions from the Bell Jar...
Warning: Contains moderate coarse language, some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction, potentially triggering content or themes, including Death,Mental Health
“Jack is a unique cabaret performer. His original music is evocative and sung in the most delicious way! His stage presence is electric” - Melissa Langton
"Australia's answer to Rufus Wainwright!" - Lindsay Saddlington