Overview

Synopsis

A mix of opera-noir, cabaret and naturalistic drama, Twin is a mythic weighing of the past against the present.
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5

It is an evening of perfect, pure joy.

Herald Sun (on Cut Snake)
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Synopsis

A cursed house. A charred man. A reckoning.

After her twin’s sudden disappearance, Ana falls into a dark alternate world of riddles and dreams. The dead keep playing out the past, the Queen of Eternal Grief is working on a new cabaret number, and two tricksters lead a tribe of lost children.

If she ever wants to bring her sister home, Ana must recognise her fate and claim an inheritance she never imagined was hers. How far would you go to save your own blood?

A mix of opera-noir, cabaret and naturalistic drama, Twin is a mythic weighing of the past against the present. Featuring a large chorus ensemble from regional Australia and multiple writers, this is the first instalment of Arthur’s multi episode exploration of the Australian psyche.

Created in collaboration with the Launceston College Ensemble.

The Myth Project was developed with the assistance of Playwriting Australia and through the Artists on Assignment residency program at The Barn, Shene Estate, Tasmania.

Director
Paige Rattray
Writers
Amelia Evans
Duncan Graham
with Dan Giovannoni
Set Designer
David Fleischer
Costume Designer
Owen Phillips
Lighting Designer
Emma Valente
Composer and Sound Designer
Kelly Ryall –
with Raya Slavin
Choreographer
Kurt Phelan
Dramaturg
Ben Winspear
Production Manager
Devon Taylor
Stage Manager
Miriam Sobey
Producer
Belinda Kelly

Cast
Julia Billington
Catherine Davies
Kevin Kiernan-Molloy
Rosie Lockhart
Marcus McKenzie
Kurt Phelan
Guy Simon
Netta Yashchin
with The Launceston College Ensemble

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Reviews

5

It is an evening of perfect, pure joy.

Herald Sun (on Cut Snake)

About Arthur

Arthur, a partnership between director Paige Rattray and producer Belinda Kelly, makes new Australian work, both text-based and devised. Arthur works with a group of key collaborators – including writers Elise Hearst, Dan Giovannoni and Amelia Evans. Past productions include Dirtyland, The Sea Project, Frankie Jones, Midlands, Return to Earth, and the widely toured and award-winning Cut Snake. Arthur’s work has a heightened visual and physical
style that explores contemporary Australian identity, myth and magic in a variety of venues including theatres, churchyards, cabaret venues, and under their mini-big top.

Attendance Information

  • Contains coarse language, sexual references, suicidal themes, smoke effects, strobing lights, loud noises and the use of replica weapons. Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.