Young, international, Aussie theatre co debuts with powerful war stories
Writer-director Chris Huntly-Turner says of RATS: “What an exciting introduction to Sydney for Fledgling… with a fast-paced, brutal yet beautiful story of the cost of war.”
RATS stars Peter-William Jaimieson, Blake Wood, Owen Little, Matthew Clarke, Lyndon Jones, Sylvia Keays and Jeremy Rodmell (Dirt), Shelley Casey, Carla Nirella and Abigail Honey (Moonshine), with Keays and Rodmell portraying common characters in both.
The creative team also includes Jason McKell (assistant director), Penny Lemon (production manager), CM Booker and Shannan Ely (production assistants), Scott Witt (fight coordinator) and Larry Kelly (lighting design).
Fledgling Theatre Company comprises a group of actors, writers, musicians and directors in two ensembles based in London and Sydney. Its directors - Callum Cameron, Chris Huntly-Turner, Christopher Neels and Patrick Holt - all graduated from London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Rats is the fourth new work produced by the company and its first in Australia.