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), Kenneth Cook's iconic work of Australian Gothic horror is felt in the flesh.
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.
★★★★½ "An utterly affecting sensory ambush... reimagines a piece of Australian iconography within a contemporary setting without sacrificing any of its magic."Beat
Cast Alexandria Steffensen
Music, Composition and Multimedia Design friendships
Sound Designer James Paul
Lighting and Projection Designer Verity Hampson
|Wed 12 Aug||8pm|
|Thu 13 Aug||8pm|
|Sat 15 Aug||8pm|
|Sun 16 Aug||5pm|
$6 transaction fee applies.
70 mins (no interval). Lockouts apply.
For ages 13+. Contains adult themes, coarse language, gunshots, smoke and haze effects, strobe lighting and extremely loud noise (ear plugs provided). Photography and filming prohibited.