Hilariously disturbing and humorously unhinged, Baker’s Dozen Theatre Company have refreshed and remount their killer and bloody entertaining work, The Hitmen by Mish Wittrup at Theatre Works this March.
Australia’s unemployment rate is at 5.2% and job hunting can be a real bitch. Hours spent updating your resume with blatant lies about your employment history, days spent waiting to hear back from potential employers, months spent hoping the perfect job will fall onto your lap without having to really work for it. You score the job interview! But this isn’t just any job interview. This one is a real killer…
The Hitmen is a razor-sharp dark comedy that follows six unemployed hopefuls in a battle royale group interview to secure the job of their dreams – a Hitman at K.O.C, Australia’s largest professional agency of contract killers and assassins.
An ensemble cast of eight including Greenroom award winner Cazz Bainbridge, and Neighbours’ actors Harry Borland and Michael Argus absolutely murder this hilarious and unhinged new Australian play as it propels the audience through the dark spectrum of human behaviour and corporate governance. It’s just a job interview, right? There’s nothing to be afraid of…
Since establishing in 2012 Baker’s Dozen Theatre Company have produced 15 independent works including sell-out seasons of The Comedy of Errors, Mind Game and a massively successful regional tour Whistle Blower. The company position accessibility at the heart of their artistic mandate, believing and championing the idea that all people can enjoy theatre.
Over the last 8 years they have built a reputation as one of Melbourne’s most successful new theatre companies presenting new writing in exciting ways for Millennials, Xenials, Gen-x-ers and (some) Boomers alike. After a sell-out season at Meat Market in 2018 company directors have taken a dramaturgical knife to The Hitmen to make it better and bloodier than ever.
“The work is superb… a splendid show!… Kudos are absolutely deserved to playwright Mish Wittrup.” – Australian Arts Review
Director: Blake Barnard Featuring: Michael Argus, Cazz Bainbridge, Harry Borland, Eidann Glover, Raymond Martini, Will McDonald,Tim Lancaster, Sophia Petridis Set Design: Thomas Mitton Costume Design: Louise Parsons Lighting Design: Harrie Hogan Sound Design: Zachary Camm Stage Combat: Joey Lai Stage Manager: Brooke Simonds Assistant Director: Rhys James
Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Season: 5 – 14 March 2020 (preview: 4 March)
Information and Bookings: www.theatreworks.org.au
Image: The Hitmen – photo by Matt Hofmann