Described as Black Mirror does Hunger Games, Impending Storm Productions presents The Execution Will Not Be Televised at Chapel Off Chapel for a limited season from 5 May – it’s a show Melbourne audiences will not want to miss!
Welcome to the live TV studio of primetime game show, Judge Your Neighbour. After ten years of perfect justice where you, the people, have decided who lives and dies, our show is going stronger than ever.
Each week, five naughty criminals are brought onto our stage and compete head-to-head in brutal and daring challenges in a bid for your support. Four will be executed. One walks free, decided by you.
Set in a world where democracy has fallen and a mysterious organisation called The Social Network has risen to power, the legal system was swiftly handed over to the entertainment world to ensure the people had a voice in what is deemed right and wrong.
But after five hundred episodes over ten years of fake smiles and sadistic games, cracks are beginning to form in this TV family, conspiracies are rising, and the perfect world they portray is about to come crashing down with shocking consequences for everyone.
Beyond the realms of traditional theatre, the audience is invited to participate and enter this world from the moment they enter the door. Joining in with challenges, engaging in light hearted banter with the narcissistic presenters, and eventually deciding who deserves forgiveness.
This experience invites audiences to spend an evening being fully entertained, but leave reflecting on how we navigate the foggy middle ground of morality and ultimately deciding if others are bad human beings.
After a successful developmental season in 2018 and taken to a whole new level with two years of workshopping, this show is from the provocative mind of Impending Storm Productions artistic director, Kieran Gould-Dowen.
“There aren’t enough words to describe my excitement to be bringing this show to Melbourne,” said Kieran Gould-Dowen. “We have a sensational cast, a huge team of talented creatives working tirelessly to bring an unforgettable production value to the show, and the play itself is equally hilarious, thought provoking, terrifying and dark.”
“Marking our tenth production in Melbourne and our first production under our new company name as Impending Storm Productions, I feel honoured to be working with great humans towards an evening people will not forget anytime soon.”
Director: Kieran Gould-Dowen Featuring: Chiara Carmelita, Patrick Gibson, Shane Grubba, Marcus Hensley, Ana Isabel, Frank Kerr, Mollie Mooney, Luka Romani, Alyssa Scott, Grant Young Sound Design: Jane Gould-Dowen Costumes: Allie Luecke Set and Props: Max Bowyer Lighting Design: Teresa Noble Hair and Make Up: Perri Espinoza Stage Manager: Natasha Noel Deputy Stage Manager / Sound Operator: Mungo Trumble Assistant Stage Manager / Set Construction: Carmody Nicol Lighting Technician: Darcy Smith Cinematographer: Lukas Yannoutsos Lighting Operator: Kit Cunneen Assistant Director: Alistair Ward
The Execution Will Not Be Televised
Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Season: 5 – 8 May 2021
For more information, visit: www.impendingstorm.com.au for details.
Image: The Execution Will Not Be Televised – photo by Teresa Noble