By THE RABBLE after Virginia Woolf (Australia)
The tale remains the same: the immortal Orlando is a young man, a hedonist and rake, a poet and lover, who awakens one day transformed into a young woman. But inspired by such disparate themes as Chopin, astrophysics and the Great Frost of 1709, THE RABBLE have stripped Woolf’s Orlando down to a stark cosmological painting.
This Orlando drifts through space instead of time, through galaxies instead of centuries, to explore the dark passages of gender, sexuality and fragmented identity. At every step, she is opposed by the shadowy figure of Queen Elizabeth, who is also every lover, husband and wife Orlando has ever had: manly, virginal, mysterious and powerful.
A strange and provocative visual feast, Orlando is THE RABBLE in their element: subversive, restlessly inventive and grotesquely sublime.
WarningCigarette smoking, coarse language, graphic imagery, nudity, smoke effects, strobe effects, loud music
'Funny, tough, unafraid and beautifully realised.
Created by Emma Valente & Kate Davis
Director Emma Valente
Performers Syd Brisbane, Dana Miltins, Mary Helen Sassman
Design Kate Davis
Lighting Design Emma Valente
Fri 12, Sat 13, Fri 19, Sat 20, Fri 26 &
Sat 27 Oct at 8pm
Tue 16 & Tue 23 Oct at 6.30pm
Wed 17, Thu 18, Wed 24 & Thu 25 Oct
Ihr 35min no interval
|General Admission Full||$25.00|
The Malthouse, Tower Theatre
113 Sturt Street