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Fallout @ The Exchange Hotel

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FALLOUT, the first full length play by Lauren Pearce, examines a number of subjects around the end of civilisation brought on by profit-motivated callousness, corporate negligence and governmental complacency. The writer examines how the characters face the certainty of death as they wait for the hideous consequences of radiation sickness to overtake them.

In the wake of an unexpected nuclear holocaust, three people struggle with each other and the ghosts of their past and a fun loving radio DJ wrestles with the terrible duty of broadcasting to a lifeless world. All of them are slowly dying and all will be party to a terrible revelation.

Uniformly strong acting brought together by direction from Finn Davis engrosses the audience from start to finish. Good use is made of the space with an effective set by Hannah Cox as one section represents the studio of a community radio and the rest of the stage depicts a designated ‘panic room’.  Continue reading Fallout @ The Exchange Hotel

IT’S BEEN A WHILE

Luke Holmes, Eunice Huang, Chris Circosta, Kathryn Wenborn, Zara Stanton, Stephen Bracken, Jordy Shea and Lucinda Vitek.
The Smoking Gum team- Luke Holmes, Eunice Huang, Chris Circosta, Kathryn Wenborn, Zara Stanton, Stephen Bracken, Jordy Shea and Lucinda Vitek.

IT’S BEEN A WHILE is the latest production from Smoking Gum Theatre (producer Eunice Huang) and the first full length play, running at about an hour, by Jordy Shea.

Five friends take a holiday to Kiama to celebrate new beginnings and finishing high school. Tragedy strikes the group when one of them is found dead after a night of heavy partying & the group must deal with painful memories as they look into that fateful night seven years later. It is a play about friendship, loyalty, guilt and trying to make sense of the past.

Directed by Lucinda Vitek with lighting by Chrys Chandra and sound design by Olga Solar, the plot is gradually revealed in a series short scenes and flashbacks. The audience is kept guessing as to the whole truth right up until the end.

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