Breathing Corpses

Eye-Contact-Theatre-Breathing-Corpses-photo-by-Becky-MatthewsEye Contact Theatre Company in association with bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company is thrilled to present Laura Wade’s award-winning play, Breathing Corpses, at the Kings Cross Theatre this April.

Breathing Corpses offers a delicate yet brutal look at the effects of death on a person and their relationships, and their grappling to understand mortality and morality after their world has been changed forever.

Across the city, three people are connected by a gruesome discovery – even if they don’t know it. Amy, a hotel cleaner, discovers her second dead body on the job.

Jim spirals into a post-traumatic depression after discovering a dismembered body in one of the storage units he hires out. Kate lashes out violently at her boyfriend and his dog after stumbling across a body on her morning walk.

Tackling the themes of male suicide, self-care and coping, domestic violence and violence against women, Breathing Corpses debuted 17 years ago at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

It earned Wade the Critic’s Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright, the Pearson Playwrights Best Play Award, George Devine Award and a nomination for an Olivier Award.

Breathing Corpses marks Eye Contact’s second staged production in Sydney following a 2019 production of Emma Wright’s Hairworm at Old 505 Theatre. The season also follows Sydney Theatre Company’s 2021 production of Wade’s most recent work, Home, I’m Darling.

Director: Jess Davis | Featuring: Nisrine Amine, Xavier Coy, Zelman Cressey-Gladwin, Mark Langham, Monica Sayers, Joshua Shediak, Emma Wright | Production Design: Kate Beere | Sound Design: Sam Cheng | Lighting Design: Sophie Parker | Fight Choreography: Scott Witt | Dialect Coach: Linda Nicholls-Gidley | Intimacy Coordination: Adeeb Razzouk, Michela Carattini | Stage Manager: Caity Cowan | Producer: Emma Wright

Breathing Corpses
Kings Cross Theatre, 244 – 246 William Street, Potts Point
Season: 13 – 23 April 2022 (previews: 8 – 12 April)

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Image: Eye Contact Theatre presents Breathing Corpses – photo by Becky Matthews