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The Danger Ensemble Return To Theatre Works With Another Polarising New Australian Work

BY Sassy Red PR | 25-Apr-2019
Contemporary and experimental theatre company The Danger Ensemble return to Theatre Works this August following their hugely divisive 2018 production, The Hamlet Apocalypse. #DangerEnsemble #LetMenTremble #TheatreWorks
Venue: Theatre Works
Address: 14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Date: 14 - 25 August, 2019
Time: Tues - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Ticket: $45 Full, $37 Concession, $30 Preview, Student and Under 30s
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The Danger Ensemble
Let Men Tremble
Photographer: Morgan Roberts
Graphic Design by Sean Dowling
Subjects (L-R): Alexandra Hines, Shamita Siva, Louise Woodward, Nicole Harvey, Indigo Keane, Eidann Glover, Sarah Clarke. Head dress by Bryn Meredith
A part of the Theatre Works 2019 Chapter Two Season, The Danger Ensemble's new work, 'Let Men Tremble', promises to once again polarise and challenge.

Inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 historical novel 'The Scarlet Letter' about a 17th century puritan romance, 'Let Men Tremble' hurls colonial concepts of sin, sex, and the role of women in society into a modern day crucible. A liturgical slut drop dripping with song, dance, and theatrical madness, 'Let Men Tremble' is a rebellion. A revolt. A clarion call. It is a battle cry against the patriarchy, the church, and theatre itself.

“When the #MeToo movement broke there was a lot of talk on social media and how Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' was a perfect play for this moment and I thoroughly disagreed.”, explains Director Steven Mitchell Wright.

“It got me to thinking about The Scarlet Letter. 'Let Men Tremble' champions powerful, complicated and intelligent women and non-binary people at the centre of a new theatrical experience. It's ambitious. It's a huge team and there are so many new collaborators. The work is still surprising all of us and that's exciting when you're creating something original for audiences.”

Lead by award-winning Director/Designer Steven Mitchell Wright, The Danger Ensemble invites Melbourne audiences this August to watch as a cast of thirteen take a piece of seminal American literature, and transform it into cuttingly-contemporary Australian theatre.

The Danger Ensemble are an award-winning experimental theatre company. Pursuing an understanding of contemporary form and audiences, their work has stretched the gamut from reinvented classics 'Macbeth' and 'The Wizard of Oz', to live-art experiments 'We Will Not Kiss Touch Frighten You in the Dark' and 'CALIGULA', to punk-cabaret musical 'Who Killed Amanda Palmer' and new works 'Loco Maricon Amor' and 'The Hamlet Apocalypse'.

Directed/Designed by Steven Mitchell Wrightbr>
Lighting Design by Ben Hughesbr>
Performed by Chris Beckey, Jane Cameron, Danny Carroll, Sarah Clarke, Eidann Glover, Nicole Harvey, Alexandra Hines, Jack Hutchison, Indigo Keane, Cienda McNamara, Shamita Siva, Leo Thompson and Louise Woodward