Angus Cameron's Multi-Award Winning Season of DIRT Hits This Years' Melbourne Fringe Festival

Sassy Red PR | 27-Aug-2021
A Russian and an Australian walk into a bar. Neither are who they say they are. #MelbourneFringe #DirtMelbFringe
Venue: Chapel Off Chapel
Address: 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran, VIC
Date: 28 Sep - 10 Oct, 2021
Time: Tues - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5:30pm
Ticket: $35 Full, $30 Cheap Tuesdays, $28 Concession, $25 Group 6+, Early Bird and Previews
Buy / Ticket: https://melbournefringe.com.au/event/dirt-by-angus-cameron/
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Angus Cameron Multi-Award Winning Season of DIRT
DIRT Photographer: Jacinta Oaten Subjects: Patrick Livesey (they/them), Wil King (he/they/she)
Direct from a best selling season at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Wil King (ABC/Netflix's Why Are You Like This, Strangers in Between) and their real-life partner, award-winner Patrick Livesey (The Boy, George, Gone Girls) now bring Melbourne audiences Angus Cameron's thrilling new work; 'DIRT'.

Directed by Bronwen Coleman (The Actors Studio, NYC), 'DIRT' is a thrilling and seductive exploration of sexuality, solidarity and persecution that won four awards at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and earned a dozen five-star reviews.

Traversing the compelling course of one night, 'DIRT' presents as a simple meet cute - but all is not as it seems. When a Russian and an Australian walk into a bar in modern-day Moscow, they decide to drink and party together - but both need something from the other, and both have something to hide.

Wil and I had talked a lot about queer persecution across the Russian Federation and were aware that not many people in Australia knew what was happening, explains Actor/Producer Patrick Livesey.

During last year's lockdown we decided to commission Angus Cameron to write a play to spread awareness and also to raise money through ticket sales for LGBTQIA+ organisations in Russia. 'DIRT' is a thriller that really plays with the audience's perception of what is real and what is not. We wanted the tone of the work to emulate the experience of being persecuted, of having to be on guard constantly. It's hard to bring thrillers and live theatre together, but we feel we've achieved that here.

Proudly supported by the City of Stonnington and amplified by the Melbourne Fringe Festival Cash for Creatives Program, this thrilling hot ticket season runs for two weeks only and promises to be a highlight on the Fringe arts calendar - not to be missed.

Written by Angus Cameron
Directed by Bronwen Coleman
Performed by Wil King and Patrick Livesey
Sound Design by MzRizk
Lighting Design by Matt Ralph
Dramaturgy by Alice Qin

Five Stars a gripping drama - The Advertiser
Five Stars an edge of the seat experience - The Barefoot Review
Five stars an immaculate construction that had the audience enthralled the whole play. - AU Review

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