The Danger Age

by Kate Mulvany with Deckchair Theatre
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"Mulvany's play bursts from the stage: rollicking, furious, explosive and untrammeled" The Australian

An absurd chain of events is set in motion when a ten-year-old boy named (coincidentally) John Curtin gets caught in international political intrigue. After he accidentally receives a call from President Roosevelt intended for his Prime Ministerial namesake, the chronically asthmatic Curtin must attempt to save his hometown of Kalbarri from a potential disaster that would split his world in two. Enlisting a small army including a foul-mouthed sock puppet, a young Nanda girl named Albert Namitjira and a Japanese doctor, young Curtin's adventures make for an absurdly comic, wickedly inventive and visually rich exploration of our country's past.

From celebrated WA playwright Kate Mulvany (The Seed), and with acclaimed director Sally Richardson at the helm, this production is a visually dynamic and hugely funny play. Leading a stellar cast, we were delighted to welcome back to WA, actors Gibson Nolte and Hayley McElhinney(Sydney Theatre Company's War of the Roses).

Creative Team:

Director: Sally Richardson

Written By: Kate Mulvany

Composer: Ash Gibson Greig

Designer: Matt McVeigh & Iona McAuley

Starring: Damon Lockwood, Hayley McElhinney, Samantha Murray, Gibson Nolte, Anthony Wong and Irma Woods

Lighting Designer: Joseph Mercurio

Produced in association with Steamworks Arts Productions

"Enlightening and enlivening, The Danger Age makes for engrossing entertainment." Time Off Magazine

Timeline:

  • 11 - 29 May 2010 Victoria Hall Fremantle - Season

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