Following their acclaimed debut season (The Darkening Sky) in March this year, Victorian Theatre Company return to Theatre Works with LOW – a gripping thriller from iconic playwright Daniel Keene.
After a cancelled season in May due to Covid, this keenly anticipated production is finally about to open.
Emma and Jay are lovers, isolated and outcast from society. Money is scarce and Melbourne’s streets are dark and unforgiving. Desperate to prove themselves and change their fortunes, they take the law into their own hands. Written in 1990, LOW travels through time and grabs us by the heart.
Rising stars Matthew Connell (Variations Or Exit Music, The Darkening Sky) and Veronica Thomas (When The Light Leaves, Thigh Gap) are cast as the two star-crossed lovers with one of Melbourne’s most sought-after directors Jennifer Sarah Dean (Moulin Rouge!) at the helm of this compelling new production.
It’s a story that comes from and belongs to our streets! Dean explains. The play is firmly set in 1991 Melbourne – a hard period in Australian history with recession gripping the country.
LOW will be scored by composer and sound designer Thomas Kunz (Hamlet), anchoring the piece to the time period and bringing out the heightened poetry that Keene’s best known for. Chelsea Neate’s inspired set and costume design bring Melbourne’s dark alleyways to life in the perfect venue: Theatre Works’ new warehouse space The Explosives Factory in St Kilda. Kris Chainey’s lighting design evokes noir punk and neon cityscape to submerse the audience.
Victorian Theatre Company is fast becoming Melbourne!s most-watched new theatre company; A Romp of artists making new works of theatre, radio play, documentary & film with a focus on Melbourne-made stories.
This project has been supported by Regional Arts Victoria.
Season: NOVEMBER 8 – 12
(Preview) Tuesday, NOV 8 @ 7:30pm
(Opening Night) Wednesday, NOV 9 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, NOV 10 @ 7:30pm
Friday, NOV 11 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, NOV 12 @ 7:30pm
Book your seats HERE