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The Darkening Sky

THE DARKENING SKY

By Richard Murphet

17 - 26 MARCH 2022

Theatre Works 
14 Acland Street, St Leonards Ave, St Kilda.

Playwright Richard Murphet

VICTORIAN THEATRE COMPANY | THEATRE WORKS

CAST
Brian Lipson, Matthew Connell, Tom Dent, Edwina Wren, Rebekah Hill, Anthea Davis, Adam Pierzchalski, Tony Reck, Mark Tregonning

DIRECTOR Richard Murphet
STAGE MANAGER Rain Shadrach Okpamen
COMPOSER, SOUND DESIGN & LIVE MUSIC Adrian Montana
FILM COMPOSITION Jak Scanlon
SET & COSTUME DESIGN Eloise Kent
LIGHTING DESIGN Kris Chainey 
PHOTOGRAPHY & GRAPHIC DESIGN Chelsea Neate
PRODUCERS Samara Barr (VTC), Lauren Bennett (Theatre Works) & Richard Murphet

Show Times

Thurs 17 March, 7:30pm
Fri 18 March, 7:30pm
Sat 19 March, 7:30pm
Tues 22 March, 7:30pm
Wed 23 March, 7:30pm | Post-Show Q&A
Thurs 24 March, 7:30pm
Fri 25 March, 7:30pm
Sat 26 March, 7:30pm

Tickets

Full price $45.00
Concession $35.00
Preview $28.00
Mob Tix $20.00

Warnings

Strictly 15+ | Strong sexual references, references to violence, assault and murder.

The Darkening Sky is an electrifying and all engrossing new Australian work by renowned director Richard Murphet.

Set in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, James (Brian Lipson) dissects his past, navigating through memory to find the truth that has long been hidden. At the same time, Tony (Tom Dent), a private investigator hunts down clues to find a missing person: Chantal St Clair.
 
In this new work, Murphet brings together film, live music and performance to plunge the audience deep into a noir world of crime, love, loss and memory. 

'Enough majesty and mystery here to lose yourself in the swirling eddies of The Darkening Sky's ominous storm'

TIMEOUT MELBOURNE

'Murphet is fearlessly ambitious'

THE AGE

'Intense, suspenseful, mystifying and intriguing'
AUSTRALIAN STAGE

'It's a play you chew over, unravel and reassemble later, on the way home'

STAGE WHISPERS

Duration

105 minutes

THE PLAYWRIGHT

''Richard Murphet is a theatre artist whose work pushes the edge of the theatrical frame. The metaphor of the edge allows for an emphasis on Murphet’s experimentation with theatrical form and his crossing of the borders of theatre, performance, poetry, music, dance and media. His texts feature subjects on the edge of life, death, love, comedy, sanity and paranoia. His characters bear wounds that are physical, emotional and psychic and are connected to postmodern life, wars in Vietnam, terror, battles in the kitchen and motel rooms, and to music and to cinema. His recurring use of blackouts, gunshots, flickering light and bomb blasts push at the edge of aesthetics with alternating grunge energy and sophisticated style."

Source: DENISE VARNEY, RADICAL VISIONS

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