There is a deliciously sweet and sticky treat for children at the Leichhardt Town Hall over the school holidays. Take the kids. Actually … let the kids take you. You are going to have as much fun sharing the honeyed adventures of THE TREE AND THE BEE as your little ones are. The show is immersive, active and engaging theatre where the characters and their sticky problem linger in the senses. It might even honeycomb nicely into that conversation you want to have with your children around the environment and their place in the natural world. Continue reading MONGREL MOUTH PRESENTS THE BEE AND THE TREE @ LEICHHARDT TOWN HALL→
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→
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