Following the success of its premiere season during the 2015 Poppy Seed Festival, 15 Minutes from Anywhere’s blockbuster hit, The Yellow Wave crashes back over Melbourne’s The Butterfly Club from 26 April 2016.
Based on Kenneth Mackay’s 400-page Australian classic of 19th century literature, The Yellow Wave is a saga of love, heroism, and sacrifice. A prescient tale of war, passion and boat arrivals, this much lauded show features a huge cast of characters, exciting set pieces… and a vast array of questionable accents. It’s an invasion like no other.
Nominated for a 2015 Green Room Award for Best Ensemble, Melbourne audiences are being given the chance to revisit this epic story, or join the crush and experience it for the first time.
“The Yellow Wave is fast, funny, very silly, and quite sweet,” says Director Beng Oh. “It’s a mash-up between Baz Luhrmann’s Australia and Gone With the Wind, performed by just two very busy (and quite frantic) actors with one (nearly) unflappable narrator.”
“The show tackles the big issues confronting contemporary Australia: boat invasion and brown people. Audiences should expect to have their fears and prejudices confirmed as they contemplate the spectre of imminent invasion, and hopefully have a laugh along the way.”
With narration from Andrea McCannon, Keith Brockett, best known for his role playing Ky Lee in in ABC’s award-winning cult hit The Librarians, shares the stage with John Marc Desengano.
15 Minutes from Anywhere is an artistic collaboration between director Beng Oh and writer Jane Miller. They create new Australian works, as well as explore the lesser known and interesting parts of the repertoire.
Writer: Jane Miller Director: Beng Oh Featuring: Keith Brockett, John Marc Desengano Narrator: Andrea McCannon Set Designer: Emily Collett Lighting Designer: Matthew Barber
The Yellow Wave
The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
Season: 26 April – 8 May 2016
Bookings: (03) 9663 8107 or online at: www.thebutterflyclub.com
For more information, visit: www.15minutesfromanywhere.com for details.
Image: Keith Brockett and John Marc Desengano feature in The Yellow Wave (supplied)