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Wake in Fright

Theatre, Drama Malthouse Theatre , Southbank Friday June 21 2019 - Sunday July 14 2019
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Wake in Fright Zahra Newman Malthouse 2019
Photograph: Zan Wimberley

This solo performance of an Australian classic evokes the horrors of the outback

Zahra Newman will star in this one-woman adaptation of Kenneth Cook’s 1961 novel, Wake in Fright. The novel was famously turned into a seminal 1971 film and was adapted into a miniseries in 2017.

But Malthouse’s version will be rather different to those previous iterations, driven by a provocative soundtrack composed by art electronica band, friendships. Declan Greene will direct his own adaptation, uncovering the terrifying and toxic masculinity at the core of this story about a man who finds himself stranded in the fictional all-Aussie town of Bundanyabba.

“It was always going to be a piece about words and storytelling,” Malthouse artistic director Matthew Lutton says. “Like a campfire, gothic piece of storytelling… I think the scariest way to create the Yabba is to hear it.”

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Venue name: Malthouse Theatre
Contact:
Address: 113 Sturt St
Southbank
Melbourne
3006
Price: $35-$72
Event website: https://malthousetheatre.com.au/whats-on/wake-in-fright
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