Overview

Synopsis

Theatrical wunderkinds Sisters Grimm, creators of the sell-out, award-winning NEON Festival hit The Sovereign Wife, take audiences on an epic, genre-defying journey.
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Cast & Creatives

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Reviews

5

Laugh-out-loud funny and constantly engaging.

Daily Review
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Synopsis

World Premiere

Theatrical wunderkinds Sisters Grimm, creators of the sell-out, award-winning NEON Festival hit The Sovereign Wife, take audiences on an epic, genre-defying journey.

When a young wild girl is captured in the rainforests of Borneo, all of Holland is set abuzz. The year is 1861, and pioneering neuroscientist Charles Penworth is called upon to raise the child from the pit of her animal nature. But as Lilith learns to tame her feral heart and live amongst the glitterati of colonial Amsterdam, she begins to wonder, who, indeed, is the real savage?

Theatrical wunderkinds Sisters Grimm, creators of the sell-out, award-winning NEON Festival hit The Sovereign Wife, take audiences on an epic, genre-defying journey – equal parts The Elephant Man and She’s All That.

With the title role played by Ash Flanders, star of MTC’sone-man comedy Buyer and Cellar, this bold new piece promises to be as mind-altering and caustically funny as all of Sisters Grimm’s work to date.

A Sisters Grimm production, commissioned and presented by MTC.

Cast & Crew

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Candy Bowers

Charles Penworth

Ash Flanders

Ash Flanders

Lilith

Genevieve Giuffre

Genevieve Giuffre

Helen Travers

Declan Greene

Declan Greene

Director

Marg Horwell

Marg Horwell

Set & Costume Designer

Benjamin Cisterne

Benjamin Cisterne

Lighting Designer

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THE SWEATS

Composer & Sound Designer

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Emma Valente

Video Design and Animation

Nakkiah Lui

Nakkiah Lui

Dramaturg

News & Reviews

Reviews

5

Laugh-out-loud funny and constantly engaging.

Daily Review
4.5

The best way to understand why a naked man chained in a crate of pink mud may be genius is to see Lilith: The Jungle Girl.

The Age
4.5

Funny, witty and subversive

Arts Hub
4.5

Lilith: The Jungle Girl is messy (in the best way), poignant and holds a mirror up to society’s double standards. It will have you laughing hard, then laughing again, and leave you thinking about who you are and your place in the world.

Theatre People

Lilith: The Jungle Girl is smart, high concept comedy that both amuses and mockingly accuses.

The Music

Lilith gleefully slides through a muddy moral minefield on the clogs of allegory.

The Australian

Sisters Grimm can make you laugh, cringe, cheer and whinge all during the one production, and their latest show Lilith: The Jungle Girl, is no exception.

Herald Sun

Lilith: The Jungle Girl is another revelation from Sisters Grimm and a wonderful social commentary that we can all learn something from.

Broadway World

Venues

Attendance Information

  • This production is recommended for ages 15+. It contains nudity, sexual references and coarse language. For further information, please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800.