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DANIEL EVANS ‘OEDIPUS DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE’ @ ATYP STUDIO 1

‘It’s a horror movie right there on my tv/ And it’s shockin’  me right out of my brain/ It’s bound to get you in/Get right under your skin/Hit you right on the chin/ It’s a horror movie and it’s blown a fuse/ It’s a horror movie/It’s the six thirty news.’ (Skyhooks from the album ‘Living In the Seventies’ 1974).

Australian playwright Daniel Evans play reworks Sophocles classic play into a contemporary setting.

We have an Oedipus who lives in the outer suburbs. Well he did, but as the play’s title states, he has left town, moved on after his dysfunctional world comes apart and he himself implodes.

The stage action takes place after his exit. The style of the play is non-naturalistic; four actors take to the stage and tell us that they will re-enact Oedipus’ story from go to woe by donning various characters caught up in the various situations. By doing so they endeavour to get behind the sensational news, and not only piece together what happened, but to make sense of the horror of it all. Continue reading DANIEL EVANS ‘OEDIPUS DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE’ @ ATYP STUDIO 1

A RIFF ON KEEF: THE HUMAN MYTH @ SBW STABLES THEATRE

Inset pic- Terry Serio as Keith Richards. Featured pic- Terry Serio and Abe Mitchell. Production photography by Ross Waldron.
Inset pic- Terry Serio as Keith Richards. Featured pic- Terry Serio and Abe Mitchell. Production photography by Ross Waldron.

Keith Richard is my uncle. We call him Bullswool.

Keith Richards is a founding member of The Rolling Stones, guitar guru, songwriter, consumer of cocaine, and wild man of rock n roll. Playwright Benito Di Fonzo calls him Keef. And swirling around his wonderful new play, A RIFF ON KEEF: THE HUMAN MYTH, there’s a lot of Bullswool.

The truth, like the man, is out there, but the mantle of myth, layered over decades, fudges flesh with fable.  Di Fonzo has fashioned a palimpsest biograph that spans seventy years taking useful information to fire his imagination and his work succeeds a great deal of theatrical satisfaction. Continue reading A RIFF ON KEEF: THE HUMAN MYTH @ SBW STABLES THEATRE