A contemporary neo-noir thriller spanning seven decades and set in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, this August Theatre Works proudly present The Darkening Sky – the latest premiere work from renowned playwright Richard Murphet.
Bringing together some of our finest local artists and arts makers, The Darkening Sky interweaves lives from the past and present in a desperate bid to solve the unexplained disappearance of two women.
In the warm and familiar surrounds of his local café Jamie has managed to build a life of peace and solitude for decades. Now thrust unwillingly into reconstructing troubled memories, his belief in the calm surface his childhood crumbles – surrounded by elements from a past he didn’t even know existed. At the same time a detective is handed a Cold Case involving the disappearance of a young woman in the 1980s. Chasing answers to this mystery unearths a web of political intrigue, violence, and sacrifice.
Examining a hidden history of Melbourne and featuring well known locations around St. Kilda and other inner suburbs, The Darkening Sky is an electrifying and all engrossing new Australian work. 90 minutes of non-stop action, not to be missed.