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Cut Snake by Dan Giovannoni, Amelia Evans and Paige Rattray

Cut Snake by Dan Giovannoni, Amelia Evans and Paige Rattray

Date: 25 Feb 2013 - 09 Mar 2013
Time: Feb 27- March 9 at 7:00pm, 11:30am matinees on Wednesday and Fridays
Preview: 25 & 26 February 2013 at 7:00pm
Price: Student groups $20 plus bf (one complimentary teacher ticket per 10 students), Adults $30, conc/non student groups $25 plus bf

'Expect hilarious clowning and precise caricature, backyard acrobatics and sock puppetry, lightning slapstick, high-altitude tangos and one glorious half-nelson'. Cameron Woodhead, The Age 4 Stars

This production has been selected on the VCE Drama Playlist [Drama 3] To book tickets for your school please email admin(replace+with+at+symbol)theatreworks.org.au

“CUT SNAKE is mad. Hell mad. I loved it. ARTHUR harnesses a highly physical style to a narrative drenched in comic excess. It has a World According to Garp feel, and is up there with the craziest stories about grief ever told…It’s a joyous, poignant, and incredibly funny ride.”  THE AGE

Following sell out seasons at the 2011 Melbourne and Sydney Fringe Festivals, St Kilda’s Theatre Works hosts the return of CUT SNAKE by Sydney independent theatre company ARTHUR.

Kiki, Bob and Jumper are best friends with extravagant and idiosyncratic dreams. Kiki wants to dance the tango on Mount Kilimanjaro with a bearded lady, Jumper is in love with a snake called Trix and Bob’s an ordinary bloke who might just hold the secret to time travel. A tale about growing up, dying young, and being extraordinary no matter what.

With a diverse bag of influences, including cabaret, slapstick, Tina Turner and David Lynch, Cut Snake is highly physical - featuring minor acrobatics, major humour and sock puppets. An entertaining, moving and life-affirming theatrical experience that takes the audience on an extraordinary trip outside the auditorium.

CUT SNAKE played sold out seasons at the 2011 Sydney and Melbourne Fringe Festivals, receiving a 4-star review in The Age and won a Melbourne Fringe award for Best Emerging Writers as well as being nominated for Melbourne Green Room Theatre Awards for Best New Australian Work and Best Independent Ensemble.

Cut Snake is made by Sydney independent company Arthur, who create new Australian work, and is directed by NIDA graduate Paige Rattray and Melbourne-based writers Dan Giovannoni and Amelia Evans.

“Jumper was conceived during a wild electrical storm. His mum, Pam, had been on a 4-day bender at a bushdoof with a travelling fire twirler named Guy. He shoved a jumper up his t-shirt and suggested they have a baby…9 months later, Guy had twirled on, and little Jumper was born.”

DIRECTOR/DEVISOR Paige Rattray


WRITERS Amelia Evans, Dan Giovannoni


PRODUCER Belinda Kelly

COMPOSER Tom Hogan


WITH Julia Billington, Catherine Davies & Kevin Kiernan-Malloy

Please Note: This production will be peformed at an outdoor location near Theatre Works; please meet in the foyer at least 15 minutes before the performance commences.

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