Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Shows: The Arrival and These are the Isolate

Mutation Theatre will be presenting two shows as part of the 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Based on the picture book by Shaun Tan

Directed by Sam Mackie and Patrick McCarthy

Performed by Shae Cottrell, Ayla Erdogan, Mel Gleeson, Lucinda Graff, Matilda Heggie, Alex Hipwell, Christy Hochegger, Mitch Holland, Luke Howle, Bart Mangan, Abby McCarthy, Kieran McGrath, Elizabeth Moroney, Mikey Nedelko, Jackson Rouse, Lloyd Simmons, Jackson Thornton, James Troutbeck and Jess Zintschenko.

In the ruins of a circus tent, a troupe of actors gather to tell the story of an asylum seekers journey to a new country. Based on the multi-award winning picture book by Australian illustrator Shaun Tan, The Arrival is a new, large-scale theatrical work from acclaimed independent company Mutation Theatre.
The Arrival tells the story of a man who travels from his oppressive homeland, leaving his wife and child behind, to find a new life for them in a far away country. It is a captivating and heartfelt tale about the journey of an asylum seeker, and the challenges they face after arriving in a new country.

Directed by Sam Mackie and Patrick McCarthy, The Arrival will be presented as part of the 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival and performed in the atmospheric Shed 4 in Docklands. Featuring a cast of twenty, supported by four projection screens, haunting lighting and an eclectic soundtrack; this show will be a sensory feast for audiences. Performed in the round, the show features large scale projections of images from Tan’s book.

All proceeds from The Arrival will be donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Melbourne, an amazing organisation that provides support to asylum seekers trying to reach Australia, in detention centres, and settling in the community.

Performance Details
22nd-26th September 2010
Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Sun 4pm

Shed 4
North Wharf Rd, Docklands
(Get train to Southern Cross, walk around other side of Etihad Stadium and walk out along the wharf on the left)

Tickets: Adult $20 Concession $15
All ticket sales donated to Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Melbourne

Bookings: Call- 9660 9666

Written by Katy Warner
Performed by Tim Wotherspoon and Katy Warner

Ed McCallister is a happily married man who is neither happy nor married. When overlooked for a promotion at work he returns home to find a woman, possibly his wife, setting up an elaborate suicide machine…all he wanted was someone to remember his birthday.
A collaboration between Mutation Theatre’s associate directors Katy Warner and Tim Wotherspoon, These are the isolate is an unsettling, darkly humorous and tragic tale of the destruction of isolation.
Since 2008, Mutation Theatre has been creating contemporary, experimental work. These are the isolate is their fifth full length piece following Fluorescent Façade (2008), The Corpse of Hamlet (2009), Habitat (2010) and Prelude to a Cottage (2010).
"Intense, unsettling and in every way exceptional"- Express Media (on Fluorescent Façade)
"Assured, composed, relaxed and engaging...the overall effect is one of impressive craftsmanship"- Neandellus (on Habitat)
Performance Details
24th September- 9th October 2010
Tues-Sat 8.45pm, Sun 7.45pm
Fringe Hub- Upstairs at Errol's Cafe.
69 Errol St, North Melbourne(opposite Nth Melb Town Hall)
Adult- $18.00
Conc- $14.00
Tightarse Tues- $12.00
2 for 1 tickets on Friday 24th of September and Saturday 2nd of October.
Bookings: Festival Tix- 03 9660 9666