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The Book of Life

31 January - 4 February 9.30 pm

DURATION 70 minutes
PRICE $24 - $29

Chaos. Death. Dinosaurs. Lulz.

“I will go. I will look upon the face of god, and ask him for the reasons why.”

So begins the journey of Lily from this world to the next in search of a reason to live.

Guided by the boatman Charon, Lily journeys toward the god of the underworld – who has abandoned the world to its own depredations – to hold him to account. Along the way, she meets monsters of the Stygian deep – prehistoric creatures from her family – from whom she must gain help for her quest.

From the anarchic, perverse and frankly ridiculous mind of Joe Hooligan Lui comes Renegade Productions’ newest offering – a miasma of fantasy, music, dinosaurs, and chaos. The Book of Life is a desperate and absurd search for how one should live in the decadence, the horror and the splendour of the First World in the 21st century.

World Premiere

31 January – 4 February
Studio Underground, STCWA

Origin: Western Australia
Company: Renegade Productions
For Audiences 15+

Writer & Director: Joe Lui // Producer, Marketing & Publicity: Jessica Russell // Co-Composer & Musician: Brett Smith // Performers: Jo Morris, Morgan Owen, Indigo Keane, Nick Pages Oliver, Paul Grabovac, Nicola Bartlett // Set & Costume Designer: Sally Phipps // Stage Manager: Katie Moore

The Book of Life was developed with support from Playwriting Australia.

Image: Paul Grabovac