Photo: Rob Blackburn Photography
By Jen Silverman
Directed by Stephen Nicolazzo
6 June – 9 July (previews 6 – 9 June)
Post-show Q&A 22 June
Running time: Approximately 2hrs including interval.
Featuring Grace Lowry, Olga Makeeva, Dion Mills, Alex Aldrich, Zoe Boesen, and Anna McCarthy.
Set and Costumes: Eugyeene Teh
Lighting: Katie Sfetkidis
Sound: Daniel Nixon
Assistant Director: Katy Maudlin
Stage Manager: Jacinta Anderson
Assistant Stage Manager: Alyssa Hall
Bring an adventurous date. It’s a bit kinky.
Part gothic thriller and part black comedy, The Moors is a tale of seething tensions and repressed passions tormenting Agatha and Huldey, who are eking out an isolated life in the wild and inhospitable heath.
The bleak moors of England. The bleakest. The two sisters—one desperately unhappy, the other resolutely miserable, live with their elder brother, a scullery maid and their mastiff in a gloomy, old mansion. When a governess is summoned to their isolated home teeming with secrets and desires, what price might they pay for love?
Inspired by the lives and works of the 19th-century novel-writing Brönte sisters, Silverman harnesses the trappings of Victorian story-telling, suppressed eroticism, exquisite melodrama, and societal ills and exposes them through the portrayal of women in terrible living conditions – but with a contemporary twist.
Jen Silverman’s bizarre and vivid script is a unique exploration of identity, gender roles, sexuality and what it is to write your own story.
“The Moors is a scintillating engagement…Stephen Nicolazzo is the perfect director to bring all this to life….no weak link in the performances, razor-sharp in their commitment…bizarre and raunchy, subversive and disturbing, and deliciously funny all at once.” – ★★★★, The Age
“Acting throughout is exquisite…Nicolazzo has crafted a visual, sensual and theatrical masterpiece.” – The Australian
“Quirky and entertaining.” – Herald Sun
“Brooding quirk and menace…unique, witty performances that engaged and entertained… beautifully crafted, funny and clever show” – Arts Review
“Sinister, dark, and humorous…every cast member was strong, convincing and compelling…[a] gothic surrealist gem of a play ” – Theatre Press