Event Cruel and Tender
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Venue Fairfax Studio, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 4 March 2005
Opening Date 9 March 2005
Last Date 23 April 2005
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Far away a battle rages and an entire city is turned to dust. Amelia can't sleep. She waits for news of her husband. He's a great general and this seems to be a decisive victory. But when the motives for the war start to look disturbingly personal, his wife becomes desperate to hold on to his love. Martin Crimp's new play takes Sophocles' ancient story of marriage and violence - The Trachiniae - and propels it into a modern world of political hypocrisy and emotional terrorism.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Drama
Adaptation
Subjects Power
Terrorism
War
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Paul Ashcroft Actor
Betty Bobbitt Actor
Melissa Chambers Actor
Kim Gyngell Actor
Jacek Koman Actor
Katerina Kotsonis Actor
Ratidzo Mambo Actor
Dino Marnika Actor
Catherine McClements Actor
Colin Moody Actor
Elliot Noble Actor
Jasper Swarray Actor
Peta Hanrahan Assistant Director
Sally Hitchcock Assistant Stage Manager
Tim Dargaville Composer
Louise McCarthy Costume Designer
Julian Meyrick Director
Paul Jackson Lighting Designer
Martin Crimp Playwright
Sophocles Playwright
Ralph Myers Set Designer
Alyson Brown Stage Manager
Resources
Works
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Australian premiere.
Data Source
Source Description
Cast List MTC Records
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 66243