AMPAG, Black Swan State Theatre Company Black Swan State Theatre Company:Wake In Fright

Wake In Fright

Image Credits: Actor Alexandria Steffensen, Photo credit Ricky Gestro

October 2020

Sat 17 

07:30 PM

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Studio Underground State Theatre Centre 174-176

PerthWA

 
 

An iconic work of Australian gothic horror. John Grant is well-read, but an outback misadventure strands him – cashless and jobless – in a harsh and remote Aussie outpost, Bundanyabba. So, he makes new ‘mates’: they’re quick with a drink, but with every scull a dark violence lurches forward.

BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF WA PRESENTS A MALTHOUSE THEATRE PRODUCTION

WAKE IN FRIGHT

ADAPTED FROM KENNETH COOK’S NOVEL

BY DECLAN GREENE WITH ZAHRA NEWMAN

IF YOU’RE A GOOD BLOKE, YOU’LL BE ALRIGHT. RIGHT?

STUDIO UNDERGROUND

15 OCT – 1 NOV

“BRILLIANT, BOLD AND DEEPLY UNNERVING.”

FIVE STARS – THE AGE

G’day. Welcome to the Yabba. Just passing through?

It’s the best little town in the world. Things a bit grim? Chin up.

John Grant is well-read, but an outback misadventure strands him – cashless and jobless – in a harsh and remote Aussie outpost, Bundanyabba.

So, he makes new ‘mates’: they’re quick with a drink, but with every scull a dark violence lurches forward. Are these blokes fair dinkum, or is there something more sinister at the heart of this little Aussie town?

The entire world of Wake in Fright is conjured in a one-person show accompanied by a sonic assault from art-electronica band, friendships. Under the direction of Declan Greene (Blackie Blackie Brown: The Traditional Owner of Death, Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography), Kenneth Cook’s iconic work of Australian Gothic horror is felt in the ?esh. Bring sunscreen, buy a beer and wear your ear plugs.

Once we pierce the Yabba’s ocker veneer, you better be ready for the explosive brutality pent up inside.

DIRECTOR

Declan Greene

CO-CREATOR

Zahra Newman

MUSIC AND COMPOSITION

friendships

SOUND DESIGN

James Paul

LIGHTING & PROJECTION

DESIGN

Verity Hampson

CAST

Alexandria Steffensen