Company of Rogues Brings Two Award-Winning Playwrights to Fringe HQ - Sydney’s New Home of Indy Theatre
Address: 24 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross
Date: 09-19 October 2019
Buy / Ticket: https://sydneyfringe.iwannaticket.com.au/event/rogues-double-bill-gravity-guts-by-sophia-simmons-and-ginger-black-brunette-blonde-by-peter-maple-MTk1MDY
And in Peter Maple’s Ginger. Black. Brunette. Blonde. We’re invited into the mind of Sarah, a woman trapped by the memories of a mother she barely got to know, treading water in her daily life and hoping to break free from the grip of her own memories. The play, recently developed during EDGE Sydenham with the support of Inner West Council, is a personal and poetic investigation of the power and danger of love, memory and grief, directed by Simon Thomson.
Both works will feature rising star Emily McKnight (Jay’s Jungle, Emily Who, SheShakespeare’s Macbeth), who will play the central roles of Sophia and Sarah.
For Emily, working on two plays simultaneously is both a thrill and a challenge “I really feel like I’m living the dream,” she said, “I’ve been able to meet and get to know both playwrights, and as I work on their stories I’m noticing the difference and similarities of these two young women, to each other and to myself. I think everyone can connect with them in some way. Everyone grows up having to navigate complicated relationships, and we all experience grief, love, longing, loneliness and self-doubt.”
Kerri Glasscock, CEO and Festival Director of Sydney Fringe says: “We are absolutely thrilled to see the smash hit Gravity Guts be able to present a return season in our FRINGE HQ hub. This ground breaking project has been activated with support by the State Government, City of Sydney and property owner Greencliff to provide Sydney’s local independent artists affordable, non-curated space. Projects like this one are vital in being able to nurture our local stories and support local artists.”
Two very different new Australian works from two award-winning playwrights, and a great local cast of all-female performers led by McKnight, will make for an unforgettable night of entertainment in Sydney’s new home of independent theatre, FringeHQ.