Courtney Love and Lindy Chamberlain Cross Paths in Greatly Anticipated Premiere Season

Published by: Sassy Red PR | 9-Sep-2019
This October Courtney Love and Lindy Chamberlain cross paths on a remote highway in the greatly anticipated premiere season, Love/Chamberlain. #LoveChamberlainTW #TheatreWorks
Venue: Theatre Works
Address: 14 Acland St, St Kilda
Date: 10 - 20 October, 2019
Time: Wed - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm, Sat 19 October 2pm
Ticket: $45 Full, $37 Concession, $30 Student and Under 30s
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Each vilified within their own time, these two legendary women encounter each other in the ferment of rumour following Kurt Cobain's death, Lindy still dwelling on her grief caused by the disappearance of baby Azaria. Both have been unjustly accused of murder.

Running from the 10th to the 20th of October as a part of Theatre Works Chapter Three program, 'Love/Chamberlain' is a compelling new work by writer Bridget Mackey about the instability and unknowability of the future, and how history impacts our current day lives. Directed by Cathy Hunt and featuring a highly respected team of cast and creatives, this premiere work unpacks the collective imagination of a 1980's Australia, providing a unique perspective on our past and present.

"The idea of these women from such different cultural moments (80's Australia to 90's America) even having a conversation is astounding, and grabbed me straight away.", explains Director Cathy Hunt and Writer Bridget Mackey.

"The theme of understanding is central to the play. Love and Chamberlain have more in common, in the real world, than an audience might first think. Their lives, like all our lives, are messy and imperfect. Both women exist in the public eye, they've lived in the same places at the same times, and have experienced motherhood, love and loss. 'Love/Chamberlain' explores an imagined world where through fate or coincidence these two women keep returning to each other for guidance, despite their apparent differences."

A new Australian play about grief, judgment and the demonisation of women, 'Love/Chamberlain' tears apart the fabric of the age old question; can any woman ever go unscrutinised for her behaviour in the public eye? For a limited season, Theatre Works invites Melbourne to bear witness as one of the most controversial rock stars of her time happens across an ex-con Seventh Day Adventist on a remote highway in country Australia...

Please note: this is a creative work and does not represent the thoughts, feelings, words or actions of Lindy Chamberlain or Courtney Love.

This production is proudly supported by Australia Council Catalyst, Creative Victoria, City of Port Phillip, Theatre Works, Bluestone Church Arts Space and Maribyrnong City Council, Darebin Speakeasy and Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres

Written by Bridget Mackey
Directed by Cathy Hunt
Performed by Dana Miltins, Rebekah Hill and Joseph Lai
Set Design by Eloise Kent
Costume Design by Nathan Burmeister
Sound Design by Christopher Gray
Lighting Design by Rachel Lee
Choreography by Jay Robinson
Produced by Syrie Payne
Production Mentor: Emma Valente

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