A young woman yields to her desire for luxury and marries a rich – and very dangerous – man. Abandoned by her husband on their wedding night, he offers her instead the keys to the castle – so long as she doesn’t enter the secret room …
Angela Carter’s wicked treatment brings playful eroticism to the legendary story of the sinister Bluebeard and his ‘missing’ wives. With a haunting live score and Logie Award-winning actress Alison Whyte embodying every heroine and beast in a tour-de-force performance, The Bloody Chamber is a chilling and lavish theatrical event.
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THE BLOODY CHAMBER
by Angela Carter
Directed by Matthew Lutton
Music by David Chisholm
Performance Text by Van Badham
Set & Costume Design Anna Cordingley
Lighting Design Paul Jackson
Sound Design Jethro Woodward
Cast Shelly Lauman, Alison Whyte
Musicians Jacinta Dennett, Jess Fotinos, Yinuo Mu
Photography: Scottie Cameron, Art Direction: Chase & Galley
Rehearsal photography: Lachlan Woods
Production photography: Jeff Busby
Run Time 1 hour 20 minutes, no interval
Warning Contains graphic imagery and sexual references. Suitable for ages 15+.
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Wednesday 7 August, following the 7.30pm performance of The Bloody Chamber.