Barbaric acts of murder are rife in Greek tragedy and Shakespeare. Blood and gore killing sprees pervade the cinema screen and senseless slaughters dominate the evening news. How will I kill thee? Let me count the ways.
This is the question at the heart of a dynamic new work by visual theatre magicians Erth, inspired by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Murder Ballads. In a stark void inhabited by puppets and performers, director Scott Wright, writer Raimondo Cortese and choreographer Kate Champion create a world of love, lust and death.
An edgy and poetic soundtrack heightens the dark and dirty deeds while video projections plunge the audience into a mysterious and strangely alluring landscape.
Strong sexual themes and violence.
Recommended for 18+
Produced by Intimate Spectacle.
Photo: Susannah Wembley
News & Reviews
“The puppetry, under the direction of Rod Primrose, with a design by Steve Howarth and the Erth Studio Team, is masterful, …” – The Australian, 07 January 2013
“The project’s genesis at Erth began as a “viral test” at Sydney Fringe Festival two years ago. Members of Erth, which was not officially part of the Fringe, would invite audiences at bona fide festival shows at Carriageworks – where the puppet theatre is based – to see their “secret puppet show”. – The Australian, 24 December 2012