Ho Ho Ho… Boutique Theatre presents Samantha Hill’s original work: Merry Christmas, Bitches! It’s a sweltering Christmas Day in suburban Melbourne, and the McDoonie family are keeping up the boozing, cheer and merrymaking… despite the dead woman’s skeleton in the backyard. In a world where women are taught to diffuse their anger to gain respect,… Read more.
Ginny (Bessie Holland) is growing up in Chitole, a small town where the locals – both Indigenous and non-Indigenous – don’t accept her as Aboriginal because of her light skin. She dreams of going to Brisvegas to follow in the footsteps of her mother and become a Blaque Showgirl. Nakkiah Lui is at the point… Read more.
A self-described “theatre-maker, dessert-baker, actor and writer”, Anna Rodway is currently appearing in LadyCake as part of Melbourne’s Poppy Seed Theatre Festival. Below, Rodway talks to AussieTheatre about the vilification of Marie Antoinette (and all the women who have come after her), the importance of bravery and boldness in pitching new theatre, and why Poppy… Read more.
Blessed, a fractured love story that spans fifteen years and explores “the stagnant horror of inter-generational Australian poverty in the context of religious mythology”, is the second work in a trilogy of political plays by writer Fleur Kilpatrick and director/producer Danny Delahunty. Chosen as one of four works to participate in Melbourne’s new Poppy Seed… Read more.