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RATTLING THE KEYS @ CHIPPEN STREET THEATRE

A dead boy next door during a Cooper Pedy heatwave and five young adults with various troubles and flaws are the ingredients of this one act play about growing up, disadvantage, addiction and poor choices.

We soon learn that either Teddy or Ki have killed the boy but Billy, Arcadia and Ash may be connected or implicated. They are young people out of their depth and they don’t want to call the police. They spend the night trying to come up with a plan to avoid jail but also plans on a broader scale about what to do with their lives. Continue reading RATTLING THE KEYS @ CHIPPEN STREET THEATRE

EXIT THE KING @ CHIPPEN STREET THEATRE

Theatre Excentrique under the informed , thoughtful direction of Anna Jahjah have brought to Sydney a fresh , exciting and challenging production of Eugene Ionesco’s EXIT THE KING , a classic example of his ‘absurdist’ works , in an updated translation featuring the baroque music of cellist/vocalist extraordinaire Sister Ursuline, it is a metaphysical meditation on death and preparing to die.

We enter a topsy turvy and shattered world where time is bent , fluid and changeable. King Bérenger the First is dying after an extremely long life. His kingdom is disintegrating . He no longer can head his army, tell the rain to fall, nor the trees to grow. He is dying and there is nothing he can do to prevent it. He has lived from moment to moment but now there is no more time .His first wife, Queen Marguerite , is obsessively keeping track of time. “You will die in 1 hour and 30 minutes!” she informs him. And the doctor agrees. But King Bereneger refuses to listen. He chooses instead to bask in the love of his second wife, Queen Marie. Suddenly there are just “1 hour and 13 minutes left!” .Or is it fifteen ?The clock is ticking… Surrounded by his two wives, his cleaning lady, his doctor and a guard, Bérenger has to learn to accept the inevitable .He struggles and rages against it but to no avail. Continue reading EXIT THE KING @ CHIPPEN STREET THEATRE