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A CAMPFIRE STORY

At Manly Dam, Sydney
22 APRIL to 14 MAY 2022

Beyond the crackling fire, between the shadows of trees, past the lapping waters of the dam - a mysterious creature stalks the darkness.

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Jane Mackilgray is a mother struggling to keep her family together after the death of her husband. Her two sons hate each other, her daughter-in-law wants to take over the farm. And there are shadows in her house.

She saw them whisper to her husband. Now, she sees them whispering to her sons. Outside, a wolf howls in the bushland.

Come warm your hands over the fire, and hear what happens next.

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A CAMPFIRE STORY is an immersive, site specific work that’s a modern take on oral story-telling traditions. Inspired by the camp legends, ghost stories, and family histories that we all heard growing up, this play asks how we can come back from the brink after having lost everything.

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Reviews

"With creepy but brilliant directing, creative writing, and gut-wrenchingly powerful performances, the entire show is constantly engaging, bringing laughs and tears to the audience." - Australian Theatre for Young People

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Audience Feedback

"The venue was fabulous, a really immersive experience."

"I loved the form, the writing was exceptional! I loved the story and the meta. The originality. The acting. But most of all the writing the writing the writing!"

"Strong acting, direction & use of space."

"The whole feeling of going ‘on an adventure’ was fantastic. Really set the scene for a great show!"

"The camp fire added great atmosphere & the marshmallows a really fun touch. Thoroughly enjoyable production & well presented."

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A CAMPFIRE STORY

Presented by Arbour Theatre Company and Theatre Versus Everything

Written by Joel Burrows and Disapol Savetsila

Directed by Rowan Bate

Cast: Rocco Forrester-Sach, Lana

Morgan, Simon Charles Arthur, and Rebekah Parsons

Photos by Disapol Savetsila

 
 
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A BED OF ROSES

AS PART OF ANYWHERE FESTIVAL
At House Conspiracy, West End
12- 16 MAY 2021

A show made up of true stories and experiences of young people in share-houses during Covid-19, from all over the world.

The biggest party of the year is being planned... that is, until lockdown is announced!

Become guests of the party and enter a world of lockdown mania, following the housemates as the sh*t hits the fan, friendships are put to the test, and maybe, just maybe, when the party is over things will be alright.

What do you do when you're forced to exist with people you can't stand?

Welcome to Rose St. The story is in your hands.

An immersive, interactive and site-specific theatre experience set in a converted Queenslander, on this May.

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Reviews

"Arbour Theatre Company really perfected the vibe of the house party, and the immersive experience began from the moment I arrived [...] I was taken right back to my early twenties – wander in, clutch your drink, look for someone you know, nod and smile at strangers." - Backstreet Brisbane 

"It’s the kind of show that will be different every time and no two viewers will have the same experience of it. [...] On its opening night A Bed of Roses was an absolute hit and I can’t wait to see where Arbour Theatre Company takes it from here." - Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane

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A BED OF ROSES

Written by Disapol Savetsila
Directed by Ruby Conolan Barrett

Devised by actors and company

Lighting by Steven May


Original Cast and Devisors: 

Maisie Crosdale
Francis Rosbrook
Oliver English
Ben Snaith

Asia Beck

Photos by Disapol Savetsila