The Danger Ensemble Return To Theatre Works With Another Polarising New Australian Work
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
Buy / Ticket: http://www.theatreworks.org.au/program/let-men-tremble/
Call: (03) 9534 3388
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
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