Sex, gender and power-play riotously take to the stage in an opulent salon of debauchery, as Little Ones Theatre presents the highly anticipated return season of Dangerous Liaisons at Theatre Works from 16 August 2016.
Dangerous Liaisons is famed for its sardonic wit and morally ambiguous depiction of the battle between the sexes. Following the controversial novel by Choderlos de Laclos, Christopher Hampton’s stage adaptation and the cult film Cruel Intentions, acclaimed independent company Little Ones Theatre brings its unique brand of high camp to this lethal drawing room tragi-comedy.
Inspired by Charles Ludlan’s Ridiculous Theatre, Derek Jarman, high-fashion Rococo and the decadent period pieces of Peter Greenaway, this dazzling production was voted one of the best theatre experiences of 2014 by the Herald Sun and has had sell out seasons as part of the Melbourne Theatre Company Neon Festival, Darwin International Arts Festival and Melt Festival Brisbane.
“Heaving bosoms, panniered skirts and perilous hair, with a little Chaka Khan on the harpsichord. Director Stephen Nicolazzo’s inspired take on this modern classic was remarkable not just for its irreverent glitz and perfect timing, but for the talent on display.” – Byron Bache
Director: Stephen Nicolazzo With: Alexandra Aldrich, Zoe Boesen, Catherine Davies, Tom Dent, Brigid Gallacher, Anne McCarthy, Amanda McGregor, Janine Watson Set Design: Eugyeene Teh Costume Design: Eugyeene Teh and Tessa Leigh Wolffenbuttel Pitt Lighting Design: Katie Sfetkidis Sound Design & Composition: Russell Goldsmith and Daniel Nixon Choreography: Kurt Phelan Producer: Jo Porter
Theatre Works, Acland Street, St. Kilda
Season: 16 – 20 August 2016
For more information, visit: www.littleonestheatre.com.au for details.
Image: Little Ones Theatre’s production of Dangerous Liaisons (supplied)