A gripping and deeply unsettling tale of inner-city lowlife, Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre presents the Australian premiere of Alistair McDowall’s dark and genre rich horror story, Pomona from 13 July 2019.
There’s a secret place right inside the concrete heart of the city. Pomona. Nobody knows what’s in there, it’s like a place time forgot. But every day a delivery van arrives and departs. What’s going on in there? Do you really want to know? Or do you simply have no choice?
A dark and genre rich horror story, Pomona is a powerful modern thriller that asks what lies beneath the veneer of contemporary civilisation and what price must you pay to find it.
Directing McDowell’s dystopian vision of the dark side will be Gary Abrahams (A Hotel. Evening, The Laramie Project – 10 Years Later, Oh Well Never Mind Bye, 33 Variations, Angels in America) and will feature Red Stitch ensemble members Dion Mills and Mona Mina Leon alongside guest actors Arthur Angel, Jessica Clarke, Nicholas Denton, Julie Grace and Artemis Ionnides.
Hailed as on one of the most important playwrights of this generation, Alistair McDowell was only 27 when he wrote Pomona. Premiering at the Orange Tree Theatre, it received rave reviews and was described as one of the best new plays before transferring to the National Theatre. His other works includes X, Talk Show, Captain Amazing and Brilliant Adventures – which was awarded a Bruntwood Prize in 2011.
“A grimy, geeky hymn to the things beneath our feet, the things in our society we teach ourselves not to see.” – The Stage
Director: Gary Abrahams Featuring: Arthur Angel, Jessica Clarke, Nicholas Denton, Julia Grace, Artemis Ioannides, Mona Mina Leon, Dion Mills Set & Costume Design: Jonathan Hindmarsh Lighting Design: Lisa Mibus Composer: Kelly Ryall Accent Coach: Matt Furlani Stage Manager: Jackie Mates Assistant Stage Manager: Jessica Martin
Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre, Rear 2 Chapel Street, St Kilda East
Season: 13 July – 11 August 2019
Information and Bookings: www.redstitch.net
Image: Pomoma – photo by Robert Blackburn Photography