The “monstrous mass of vines and foliage obscured by a dense tropical mist” has well and truly descended upon the theatre, we are in the land of the Southern Gothic and swimming in the lyricism of Tennessee Williams’ most autobiographical play, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER.
This classic has enthralled audiences since opening and tickets are selling fast, with a number of sold-out performances already. So don’t delay, get your tickets now.
Here’s what the critics are saying:
“The most sensuous of our theatre-makers, Nicolazzo and his design team overwhelm our senses. They sedate us with mysterious beauty…Cole is more than up to the challenge. She is hypnotic, her acting is telepathic. She and her truth are our salvation.”
– The Australian
“A stunning, thorny jewel in the queer canon…[Kate Cole is] magnificent; impossibly vulnerable…she has the audience transfixed, and it’s impossible to look away.”
– ★★★★, Time Out
“Vuletic provides a spidery, brittle and increasingly malignant incarnation…Cole navigates bafflement and clarity to arrive at a quiet shore of heroism as a sane woman traumatised…they will impress anyone who cares about acting.” – The Age
“We hang on every word delivered by this great cast in which Ms Vuletic, with her ruthless but sentimental cruelty and Ms Cole, fighting to cling to what she witnessed with pity and terror, sweep all before them.”
– Stage Whispers
“Dark, unsettling, and delightful; sharp, intrusive and hilarious.” – Witness
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Stephen Nicolazzo
Playing until November 4.
big, little theatre in China
We are thrilled to be able to share this work with audiences abroad and be a part of this wonderful cultural exchange in Wuzhen. Read more about the festival here.
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped us get the show on the (international!) road including; the Victorian Government who supported this tour through Creative Victoria’s International Engagement program, our Kindred donors and our Give Now supporters.
The ‘desert 6:29’ cast and crew after a sell-out, rapturous opening night
with their Chinese tech team and guide.
Sarah and Ella in the “Venice of the East”.
The East Warehouse Theatre is where desert 6:29 will make its’ international debut.
Bumping in the set.
We think Joe is pretty happy with his surroundings in Wuzehn.