30 August – 14 September, 2013
Little Ones Theatre
Tower Theatre, Malthouse
Director: Stephen Nicolazzo
Set Designer: Eugyeene Teh
Costume Designers: Tessa Leigh Wolffenbuttel Pitt and Eugyeene Teh
Sound Designer: Nate Edmondson
Cast: Paul Blenheim, Genevieve Giuffre, Alexandra Aldrich, Nick Pelomis, Peter Paltos, Zoe Boesen, Tom Dent
Photos: Sarah Walker
Two young men are alone in a palace; one is in love with the Princess Salomé, the other in love with his friend. But when Salomé arrives, she only has eyes for John the Baptist, a prophet who warns all deviants that the saviour Jesus Christ is on His way. Compelled by his abstinence and pious will, Salomé stops at nothing to have him (in the biblical sense). As the moon grows brighter, erotic energy takes over the royal court and the lines between civility and desire are blurred through violent dances for power, melodrama, and the gruesome severing of one very famous saint’s head.
With an 80s New Wave soundtrack and gender-bending cast inspired by the drag balls of Paris is Burning, Little Ones Theatre’s Salomé promises a bold and risqué theatrical event with the potential for cultish fascination and more than enough eroticism to get you hot under the collar.