13 – 30 November 2014
By / Sisters Grimm
Created by / Ash Flanders & Declan Greene
Direction / Declan Greene
Set & Costume Design / David Fleischer
Lighting Design / Katie Sfetkidis
AV Design / Matthew Gingold
Animation / Matt Greenwood
Composition & Sound Design / Jed Palmer
Cast / Paul Capsis, Ash Flanders, Sandy Gore, Peter Paltos
David Fleischer’s set and costumes and Katie Sfetkidis’s lighting are richly arresting. – Stage Noises
The designers (David Fleischer, Katie Sfetkidis, Jed Palmer, Matthew Gingold and Matthew Greenwood) should be commended for their role in bringing Dumont and other characters from the traditional theatre into an increasingly dizzying modern world. – Artshub
SUMMERTIME IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN
BY SISTERS GRIMM
Created by Ash Flanders & Declan Greene
RETURN MELBOURNE SEASON (THEATRE WORKS – SELECTED WORKS)
SYDNEY SEASON (GRIFFIN THEATRE – GRIFFIN INDEPENDENT)
Georgia. 1861. A faded Southern belle returns to the family plantation after ten years away from home. But where has she been? Why did she run? And what secrets are buried in the ol’ greenhouse?
Fantastically melodramatic, at times obscene and definitely ‘something’, Summertime in the Garden of Eden is an epic story of love, betrayal and murder in the spirit of Gone With The Wind and Jezebel.
Following its sellout debut season (in a rusted shed in Thornbury), Sisters Grimm are proud to present a reimagined version of their deeply stupid Deep South slur – first in its hometown of Melbourne, before lifting up its hoop skirts and heading up to Sydney.
Starring infamous Melbourne scene-queens Agent Cleave and Olympia Bukkakis as feuding debutantes, alongside Sisters Grimm stalwarts Peter Paltos, Genevieve Giuffre and Bessie Holland.
***** “Just see it.” TimeOut (Melbourne) – WINNER – BEST THEATRE (Small Stage) 2012
“Sharp as a pin… It’s very funny, but the laughter here has an edge of steel.” Theatre Notes
Cast : Peter Paltos, Genevieve Giuffre, Olympia Bukkakis, Agent Cleave, Bessie Holland
Directed by Declan Greene
Written by Ash Flanders & Declan Greene
Design by Marg Horwell
Sound by Russell Goldsmith
Lighting by Katie Sfetkidis
Stage Manager (Melbourne): Stephen Moore
Stage Manager (Sydney): Gina Bianco
Produced by Daniel Clarke for Theatre Works
MELBOURNE SEASON @ THEATRE WORKS
07 NOV 2013 – 16 NOV 2013
Time: Mon-Sat 8pm, Sun 10th Nov 5pm & 8pm
Preview: 7 & 8 Nov at 8pm
Price: $28 full / $20 conc, groups 8+ and preview [plus booking fee]
SYDNEY SEASON @ GRIFFIN THEATRE
20 NOVEMBER – 14 DECEMBER 2013
Time: Mon–Sat 7pm, Sat 14th Dec 2pm and 7pm
Preview: 20 & 21 Nov at 7pm
Price: Adult $35
Senior/Concession/Preview/Matinee/ Group (+8) $28
11 – 21 July, Lawler Studio, MTC
Moira and Connor O’Flaherty leave County Mayo for a better life in the Australian goldfields. But all they find in the harsh soil of Ballarat is poverty and heartbreak. As the Eureka flag is raised, Moira makes a terrible pact in order to save her family. The effects of this one night will be felt for generations.
Spanning one hundred and fifty years of toil, hardship, and devastating etcetera, The Sovereign Wife is one woman’s epic journey across our sunburnt country – from country Victoria all the way to the Simpson Desert.
Taking inspiration from The Man From Snowy River, Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, and the spellbinding artwork of Ken Done, it is a wild bush-doof through our national identity.
After vivisecting the Civil-War melodrama (Summertime in the Garden of Eden) and Evil-Child horror films (Little Mercy), DIY drag–theatre troupe SISTERS GRIMM are set to tackle their biggest challenge yet: the Great Australian Frontier Epic.
THE SOVEREIGN WIFE
BY SISTERS GRIMM
Photos by ISKA PHOTOGRAPHY
Jason De Santis
Felix Ching Ching Ho
Director – Declan Greene
Writers – Ash Flanders and Declan Greene
Set Design – Romanie Harper
Costume Design – Owen Phillips
Sound Design and Composition – Jed Palmer
Lighting Design – Katie Sfetkidis
Stage Manager – Harriet Gregory
Assistant Stage Manager – Anastasia Ryan
Assistant Costume Design – Celeste Macleod
Dramaturgy – Nakkiah Lui
Producer – Bek Berger
Photo by Theresa Harrison
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.