L’Appel Du Vide

Gap III production – June 2018 Devised and directed by Amanda Crewes WELCOME to a world where your experience is your choice. L’Appel Du Vide (“the call of the void”) is a sensitive, heart-warming exploration of the allusive dream and what we sacrifice to achieve what we imagine. The show is told through puppetry, masks and live performance and looks at friendship, loss and new perceptions. L’Appel Du Vide takes us on an adventure through the eyes of different characters as they play with the seductive call from the void.  It’s a physical exploration of the idea that curiosity killed the cat and the cost of connection versus the cost of letting go....

Burning Rose

Gap II production – April 2018 Devised and directed by Ellis Pearson The Actors’ Hub Gap 2 students, directed by Ellis Pearson, present an anthology of devised pieces told through the wonderful language of theatre, drawing in the audience through a feast of sounds and visual imagery. The two pieces follow the survival of two women in different social realities. In one, a mother battles the elements to deliver her child into a world beset with the harrowing onslaught of a high magnitude earthquake. Meanwhile, a supermodel, who resides in her world of beauty, is beset with nightmares and the reality of the way she’s treated and viewed by her society....

4x4x4

Platinums production – January-February 2018 Directed by Amanda Crewes Four Men. Four Shows. Four Nights. All Fringe, FOUR men performing the following four shows across four weeks make up 4x4x4 at Fringe World in 2018….     What happens when hope comes up against The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Set in a post-apocalyptic Perth, aliens have invaded and are slowly depleting the earth’s water and population. A small group of survivors have succeeded in capturing one of the aliens. Hypnotic and razor-Sharp, “Pool (no water)” tears up the ideals of friendship and art, exposing a deep vein of envy. Written by Mark Ravenhill, it takes a humorous yet unsettling dive into the way a group of four shadow artists attempt to sabotage, blame, lie, exploit and take delight in the demise of one of their own. How much damage does one punch really do? One Punch Wonder pulls up the page and looks into the cowards’ punch from all angles.  Are there really any heroes from a coward’s punch? We all want success. But are you willing to pay the price? Why? explores the lives of some well-known trailblazers, within their own industries: Heath Ledger, Robin Williams, Muhammad Ali and Andy Kaufman. The sacrifices they made and work they did. Why? Poses the question: Are legends born? Or do they make themselves?...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Gap II production – November/December 2017 by William Shakespeare Directed by Amanda Crewes ROMANCE, magic and mayhem come to the fore in a classic Shakespeare comedy where “the course of true love never did run smooth”. The plot focuses on three parallel stories: the trials and experiences of two sets of lovers camping in a magical forest, the world of the Fairy King and Queen and their elves and a group of rough craftsmen attempting to stage a production for the wedding of the Duke of Athens. “It’s such a magical script,” Crewes said. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream has really stood the test of time and, in fact, is the most performed Shakespeare play. “The thrill of the forest and the magic that ensues leaves the characters somewhat out of breath, which is what I want to capture in this performance. “I want to show how the events move so fast the characters seem caught up in a whirlwind of events, manipulated by the magical fairies of the forest.”...

Know Your Enemy

Gap III production – November 2017 Self-devised Directed by Amanda Crewes What happens when Hope comes up against the four horsemen of the apocalypse? ALIENS have landed in post-apocalyptic Perth, taking all our water and slowly clearing Earth of all humans.  A small group of survivors have succeeded in a dangerous and desperate attempt at survival by capturing one of the aliens. The play explores whether humanity can negotiate its way out of death or whether the two races will ultimately destroy each other.        ...

The Visit

Gap I production – October 2017 by Friedrich Dürrenmatt Directed by Amanda Crewes Is money the root of all evil? Or is it people themselves? The tragicomic story looks at an impoverished town offered $1 million if they kill a woman’s former lover – and, while the townspeople initially refuse, their resolve is worn down by the allure of wealth. “Although first performed in 1956, this grotesque fable with its icy humour and bizarre fantastical, yet magical, moments quite undoubtedly holds a mirror up to our modern lives,” Crewes said.      ...