Trollop

TrollopQueensland Theatre Company will bring to life the work of one of the country’s most exciting young playwrights when Maxine Mellor’s Trollop premieres this month at QTC’s Bille Brown Studio.

Clara is uncomfortably numb. Cocooned in her spartan home, she wallows in tracky-dacks and the misery of the recently jobless, feeding on apathy and the images of natural disaster piped into her living room by the pitiless glare of the TV.

Clara is haunted by what she could aspire to if she could break from her funk. Her relentlessly upbeat partner Erik has devised a plan for her to get back on her feet. Instead, she devises a series of increasingly gruesome ‘quests’ for him.

Then, one stormy night, a stranger calls – and the chinks in the pair’s relationship begin to widen. Uncomfortable truths are revealed and there are hints of horrors to come, as ancient myths are dragged, growling, into the modern day.

In an exciting realisation of the page to stage journey, Trollop is the winner of the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2012 -2013.

Writer Maxine Mellor is a multi-award winning playwright who is also well acquainted with Queensland Theatre Company, winning the Young Playwrights Award in 2001, 2002 and 2003.

“This performance is testament to the profound, incredibly relevant work that The Green House at QTC helps to produce.” says Artistic Director Wesley Enoch.

“In Maxine Mellor’s Trollop, Amy’s character Clara is deeply troubled, caught in an uncomfortable routine where her aspirations continuously escape her.”

Writer: Maxine Mellor  Co-Directors / Designers: Wesley Enoch, Pete Foley, Ben Hughes, David Morton  Cast: Amy Ingram, Lucy-Ann Langkilde, Anthony Standish  Sound Designer: Chris Perren

Trollop
Bille Brown Studio – 78 Montague Road, West End (Brisbane)
Season continues to 17 August 2013
Bookings: 1800 355 528 or online at: www.queenslandtheatre.com.au

For more information, visit: www.queenslandtheatre.com.au for details.

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