14 – 25 August 2019
Contemporary and experimental theatre company The Danger Ensemble return to Theatre Works following their hugely divisive 2018 production The Hamlet Apocalypse.
Inspired by The Scarlet Letter, a 17th century puritan romance, LET MEN TREMBLE throws colonial concepts of sin, sex and the role of women in society into a modern day crucible.
Lead by award-winning Director/Designer Steven Mitchell Wright the cast of thirteen take a piece of seminal American literature and transform it into cuttingly-contemporary Australian theatre.
LET MEN TREMBLE is a rebellion. A revolt. A clarion call. It is a battle cry against the patriarchy, the church and theatre itself. It is a liturgical slut drop dripping with song, dance and theatrical madness. Get whet.
verb sharpen the blade of (a tool or weapon). “she took out her dagger and began to whet its blade in even, rhythmic strokes”
noun a thing that stimulates appetite or desire. “he swallowed his two dozen oysters as a whet”
"Expect to be taken through a rollercoaster of emotions and dropped into an all-encompassing circle of raw truth."
GIGI GORDES, BEMELBOURNE
"Each twinge of guilt, each fist clench and moment of self-hatred-turned-acceptance is relatable and beautifully performed. It feels raw."
TIL KNOWLES, POP CULTURE-Y
"It galvanises its audience by recognising bitter truths and offering revolt as remedy."
TAHNEY FOSDIKE, ARTSHUB
Student/Under 30s $30
95 minutes no interval
Adult Themes | Coarse Language | Sexual References | Nudity | Loud Noises | Smoke Machine
CHRIS BECKEY, JANE CAMERON, DANNY CARROLL, CAROLINE DUNPHY, EIDANN GLOVER, NICOLE HARVEY, ALEXANDRA HINES, SHAMITA SIVABALAN, LEO THOMPSON, LOUISE WOODWARD
Director and Designer
STEVEN MITCHELL WRIGHT
WILLIAM COOPER (DIMPA)
Assistant Stage Manager
ZSUZSA GAYNOR MIHLAY
ELEANOR HOWLETT (SASSY RED PR)
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