DIRTYLAND

BY ELISE HEARST

14 April – 7 May 2011

 

Arthur in association with The Spare Room

REVIEWS

“Hearst’s play is bleakly humorous … Rattray draws very good performances from her cast … Dirtyland gives this laudable initiative [The Spare Room] just the kick-start it needs” Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald

“Strong, committed performances … A journey worth taking” Time Out

“A contemporary warning and reminder of our susceptibility to reigns of terror … The performances are energised and utterly compelling” crikey.com

“Complex, brutal, and a times very funny … an ensemble of strength, talent and energy … This dirty land is worth a visit.” OzBabyBoomers

ABOUT THE SHOW

What won’t Anya do to get away from her dirty, dirty land?

There is a burnt patch of grass in the middle of town that won’t grow back.
Half the town is hiding a secret.
The other half is missing.

A dark, adult fairytale. A haunting and subversive examination of the will to survive. Welcome to Dirtyland. Sharp, atmospheric and rebelliously comic, Dirtyland is a world with heart, plenty of guts and a fair bit of rock and roll.

Developed and presented as part of PlayWriting Australia’s National Play Festival 2009.

BOOK TICKETS ONLINE HERE or Phone 1300 306 776

CREATIVE TEAM
Director Paige Rattray | Producer Belinda Kelly | Dramaturg Amelia Evans | Set & Costume Designer David Fleischer | Lighting Designer Ross Graham | Music Joseph Nizeti & Marcus Whale | Stage Manager Sarah Stait | Production Manager Billy Cheeseman | Assistant Director Soseh Yekanians | Graphic Design Claire Orrell

Cast Gabriel Fancourt, Elise Hearst, Megan Holloway, Marcus McKenzie, Lucy Miller, Tami Sussman and Netta Yashchin

PERFORMANCE TIMES
Tues– Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 5pm
no performance Good Friday 22 April

TICKET PRICES
Full $30 | Concession $25 | Group $25 (10+) | Preview Wednesday 13 April $20 |
CHEAP TUESDAYS – “Pay What You Can” (conditions apply)

RUNNING TIME

70 minutes