Horror, sexual violence, incest and nudity are all graphically on show in an unnerving performance.
The Rabble is one of the jewels in the crown of Melbourne’s independent theatre scene. Formed by Emma Valente and Kate Davis in 2006, the outfit devises theatre that tackles the classics through a feminist lens. Its work tends to have a playful, mysterious air, a critical as well as creative intelligence, and often stunning design.
If you like Southern Gothic with a large helping of murder and mayhem, shrouded in mystery, and expertly acted by an all-star cast of four stage veterans and one newcomer, you wont want to miss Beth Henleys new play The Jacksonian.
Dracula is a name that invokes fear and terror in me. Not because it is a horror story, but because just about every adaptation of Bram Stoker’s legendary Gothic novel gets it so wrong that I am left completely cold and empty. Astonishingly, this is not the case with Theatre Southwest’s brilliant and opulent production of DRACULA, written by Steven Dietz and directed by Ananka Kohnitz.