Back to Back Theatre stunned Melbourne audiences in 2011 with the internationally renowned Ganesh Versus the Third Reich. In 2016, Australia’s most pivotal theatre makers return with the world premiere of the company’s largest-scale work to date, Lady Eats Apple at Hamer Hall – Arts Centre Melbourne from 8 October.
We are finite in an infinite world: the punchline of existence is how little of it we’re given. An anxious god whips up the universe to garner praise. A mesmerist makes concrete the internal workings of the mind. A new Adam and Eve emerge in the unlikeliest of spaces.
Australia’s Back to Back Theatre is inarguably one of the world’s most exciting and urgent companies working today: balancing on the liminal edge of possibility, the company’s largest scale work to date charts new trails deeper into the landscape of the unconscious.
Brought to life under the direction of Bruce Gladwin, collapsing the space between the epic and the everyday and divining the mythic in the mundane, Lady Eats Apple is a cosmic dance from the Garden of Eden to a medieval snowstorm, to the urban jungle we live in.
Established in 1987, Back to Back Theatre creates new forms of contemporary theatre imagined from the minds and experiences of a unique ensemble of actors with disabilities. Focusing on moral, philosophical and political questions about the value of individual lives through their work, the Geelong based company has established itself as one of the leading voices in contemporary world theatre.
Masterfully directed and backed by the dramatic weight of anticipation to see the new work of Australia’s most innovative theatre company, Lady Eats Apple is set to be one of the most talked about theatrical events of 2016.
Lady Eats Apple
Hamer Hall – Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
Season: 8 – 13 October 2016
For more information, visit: www.backtobacktheatre.com for details.
Image: Lady Eats Apple by Jeff Busby