24 AUG – 16 SEP 2018
BLASTED WILL SHOCK AND HAUNT YOU, YES, BUT IT WILL ALSO JOLT YOU OUT OF COMPLICITY
ONE OF THOSE GEMS OF THEATRE THAT WE SO OFTEN HOPE TO FIND BUT VERY SELDOM DO...AN ASTONISHING PRODUCTION OF AN EXTRAORDINARY PLAY
THE WORK OF A DIRECTOR WHO HAS COME INTO HER FULL POWERS
RIVETING, REAL AND UNREAL, LIKE A NIGHTMARE...IT’S HARD TO THINK OF A BETTER DIRECTOR FOR THIS TEXT THAN SARKS
A gin-swigging journalist and his young lover check into an anonymous hotel room. When a soldier and a war zone explode through the bathroom window, things become barbaric.
This was the debut script of in-your-face playwright prodigy Sarah Kane. Her prescient dissection of our response to violence was heralded as ‘depraved’ by some, ‘tender’ by others. So ignited the polarising firestorm of Kane’s blazing career.
Directed by Anne-Louise Sarks (The Testament of Mary) Blasted will give Malthouse Theatre audiences the chance to experience the power and controversy of Sarah Kane, and the play that shook the world.
A Malthouse Theatre production.
Images: Pia Johnson
Fayssal Bazzi, Eloise Mignon & David Woods
SET & COSTUME DESIGN /
LIGHTING DESIGN /
SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION /
90 minutes (no interval)
Contains extreme violence, sexual violence, coarse language, nudity, smoke and haze, loud and dynamic sound effects, herbal cigarettes and content some audiences may find confronting.