Presented as part of the 2016 Poppy Seed Theatre Festival, LadyCake is a modern re-fashioning of the myths surrounding the infamous last queen of France – Marie Antoinette – who lived like a rock star against the backdrop of a blood-thirsty revolution. But ultimately, LadyCake is just a simple story about a girl.
An electrifying and darkly witty piece that sees a flamboyant collision between 18th century France and the modern day, LadyCake contends with the way speculation, gossip, assumption and physical criticism can cruelly undermine a woman.
Using Marie Antoinette as the leading lady, Three Birds Theatre dives into a colourful and captivating world of luxury, revolt and too much cake. LadyCake shows that there is more to someone than just a simple myth about a woman without a heart … or a head.
Showcasing the multi-talents of a female-driven ensemble and bursting onto the scene as 2015 Victorian College of the Arts graduates, Three Birds Theatre makes visually striking work that finds the macabre in the comical and brims with an absurd poignancy. Three Birds Theatre most recent work, Three Birds One Cock, received critical acclaim at Melbourne Fringe: FRISK (2015), Adelaide Fringe (2016) and Metanoia Theatre at the Mechanics Institute (2016).
Creators & Performers: Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn, Anna Rodway Costume Design: Lucy Wilkins Set Design: Anastasia Poppenberg Sound & Music Design: Liam Bellman-Sharpe Lighting Design: Jason Crick Production & Stage Manager: Amelia O’Brien
New Ballroom – Victorian Trade Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton
Season: 16 – 27 November 2016
Information and Bookings: www.poppyseed.net.au
Image: LadyCake – photo by Sarah Walker