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Do You Fear the Dark?

BY Dramatic Pause Theatre | 20-Aug-2015
Do You Fear The Dark? draws together two gloriously twisted short plays in a dazzling piece of Australian independent theatre that incorporates original live music, dance ... and a touch of circus.
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Do You Fear The Dark? draws together two gloriously twisted short plays in a dazzling piece of Australian independent theatre that incorporates original live music, dance ... and a touch of circus.

A quartet of fearless performers embrace and explore the dark themes of these two theatrical gems by award-winning Melbourne writer Hayley Lawson-Smith. The action is punctuated with bursts of evocative music.

Do You Fear The Dark begins with the poignant short play Perhaps, in which a despairing mother envisages increasingly unnerving and outlandish scenarios for her runaway daughters.

Following a vibrant musical number that links the two plays, we are thrust into the dark heart of fantasy with the chilling and modern ‘fairy tale’ Tom Tat. In this longer-form production, the Pandora of Greek mythology engages in a frantic battle of wits against the mysterious Tom (think Rumpelstiltskin for adults) for the soul of Pandora’s daughter, Hope.

Do You Fear The Dark opens on the 2nd of September and runs for 5 nights. Bookings highly recommended.