Launching themselves into the Melbourne independent theatre scene, One Little Room Theatre present the Victorian premiere season of Laura Wade’s award-winning play, Breathing Corpses at Candyland Arts Space from 16 September 2016.
Amy keeps finding bodies in the hotel bedrooms she cleans, Jim’s been trying to ignore the smell coming from one of his self storage units, and Kate’s annoyed she had to waste her whole day talking to the police. As each of these separate stories is linked, the worlds around Amy, Jim, and Kate begin to fall apart. Dark, funny and confronting, Breathing Corpses explores our instincts for death, sex, and power.
Winner of the 2005 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright, the Pearson Playwrights Best Play Award and the George Devine Award, this thrilling horror comedy offering during the Melbourne Fringe Festival promises to serve up audiences a unique, immersive experience.
“We were initially drawn to Breathing Corpses for pragmatic reasons – there are seven great, fully realised characters, providing a challenging and rewarding role for everyone in the company,” said One Little Room Theatre co-Artistic Director, Alice Daly.
“Breathing Corpses is a play that comes immediately off the page, exploring loss and loneliness, desire for more than we have, and what can go wrong when you’re forced to pursue it. Things everybody experiences, but which take on the scale of tragedy when they happen to us as individuals.”
Performed in Thornbury’s new Candyland Arts Space, this converted industrial site will put theatregoers right in the thick of the action. With four different settings, patrons will have the opportunity to watch the action unfold from multiple points of view.
“When a man has lost all happiness, he’s not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.” – Sophocles
Director: Brenda Addie Featuring: Jaq Avery, Jordan Brough, Alice Daly, Stephen Frost, McLean Jackson, Angelique Malcolm, John Zuill Set and Costume Design: Valentina Serebrennikova Lighting Design: Doug Montgomery Writer: Laura Wade
Candyland Arts Space, 224 Normanby Avenue, Thornbury
Season: 15 September – 1 October, 2016
For more information, visit: www.onelittleroomtheatre.com for details.
Image: Breathing Corpses – photo by Cathy Ronalds