A POISON CROWN -THE LOUISA COLLINS CASE is the second in Deadhouse – Tales of Sydney Morgue. Once again it takes a little known true crime story and presents it in a close up, immersive production inside The Rocks Discovery Museum. The last one was the Lennie Lawson Case (SAG Review) which was set in living memory. As it occurred in the late 1880s, this case fits much more easily into the surroundings of the venerable building . And once again, it is the story that carries the interest and entertainment value of the production. Continue reading A POISON CROWN -THE LOUISA COLLINS CASE
Production images: Phyllis Wong
Now I really want to look up his paintings, said one young woman peering at her phone as we left. Me too, I decided, DEAD HOUSE -TALES OF SYDNEY MORGUE: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CRIMINAL is such a bizarre tale of true crime. It is playing at The Rocks Discovery Museum, just a stone’s throw from the old morgue and it is definitely one for true crime fans.
Despite the convict surroundings, this is a tale that comes close to our own time. For the older audience, it has echoes of a youth and for the younger, it resonates deeply with the current climate around sexual politics. It’s physically close too. In a contained space, women, young women, are at touching distance and they are in danger. Many words have been written about what makes true crime so popular. Whilst there is no gore or bloodletting here, participants must accept the normally unacceptable. Women in danger confronts. Continue reading DEADHOUSE: GRIPPING AND CONFRONTING TRUE LIFE CRIME
The world-premiere season of the true-crime immersive theatre production, DEADHOUSE: Tales of Sydney Morgue, will be presented by Blancmange Productions and Actors Anonymous from 24th April to 19th May. Continue reading DEADHOUSE: THEATRE OF A DARK PAST AT THE ROCKS DISCOVERY MUSEUM