Tiny, surreal, cardboard dystopia
This house on this ordinary street in this ordinary suburb in this extraordinary universe exists as it always has. Until now. Until the sun fades away, the lights splutter out, and you are left alone in the dark.
Janet just wants to sleep, just wants this restless cacophony of thoughts and anxieties to transform into peaceful slumber. Instead, she is thrown into a surreal, nightmarish world, full of self-destructive body parts and cold tea.
An experimental new work from some of Perth’s most exciting emerging creatives, The Big Dark combines object puppetry, comedy, and body horror. It explores ideas of reality, fear, and lack of control, in a tiny dystopia made out of cupboards. So switch off your nightlight, coax the monster out from under the bed, and join Janet in the big, big dark.
Saturday 27 January – Thursday 1 February 2018
The Blue Room Theatre
Origin: Western Australia
Company: Rhiannon Peterson
For Audiences 8+
Performer & Creator // Rhiannon Petersen // Producer // Samantha Maclean // Performer // Tristan McInnes // Composer // Rebecca Riggs-Bennett // Stage Manager // Georgia Smith // Jessica Harlond-Kenny // Dramaturgical Mentor // Michael Barlow // Puppetry Mentor //
Image: Tashi Hall and Haydon Wilson