As Spring arrives and the scent of jasmine fills in the air and the buds swell and burst, settle into a warm and cosy space in the inner city of Melbourne, and be enthralled by an eclectic mix of stories, both dark and dangerous, and delightful and inspiring. Fantastic Feminist Folktales is a storytelling performance of folktales, myths and stories from throughout the ages, inlaid completely with women’s power and potential. It is a bold, brave and compelling first performance, in the imperfect art that is oral storytelling, from storyteller Kate Lawrence, principal of Story Wise. Kate brings her unique artful eye and feminist sensibility to the classic stories of Red Riding Hood, Joan of Arc, and Demeter & Persephone, as well as other stories. For more information, or to purchase tickets, follow the link below.
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
to Saturday, 20 October 2018
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Preview, 9 October 8pm All shows 8pm except Sunday at 6pm Audio Described performance Saturday, 20 October 8pm No shows Monday
A La Boite Theatre and Brisbane Festival Production by Future D. Fidel Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy and Melbourne Festival
Get ringside for a rare theatrical combo: engrossing storytelling paired with the visceral thrill of live boxing.
Isa is a young Congolese boxer blazing an impressive career between the ropes. Gearing up for the national title fight, he soon discovers it’s not just his opponents he has to outdo, but the demons from his torturous past as a boy soldier.
Fleeing the Congo as a child, playwright Future D. Fidel lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted refugee status in Australia. Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and those of the people he has known.
'Defeating your opponent needs strategies but defeating your memories requires more than just that. Regardless of who or what your opponent is, everyone is a Prize Fighter.' – Future D. Fidel, Playwright
'The most perfectly structured, brilliantly produced and best acted new play' – The Australian
Director Todd MacDonald Dramaturg Chris Kohn Designer Bill Haycock Lighting Designer David Walters Composer & Sound Designer Felix Cross Sound Design Remix Busty Beatz Video Designer Optikal Bloc Movement & Fight Director Nigel Poulton
Northcote Town Hall, Main Hall 189 High St, Northcote
TICKETS Adult $38 Concession $33 (Student, Pensioners, Health Care Card Holders) Preview $25 Groups of 4+ $33 per ticket
Transaction fees apply - $3.70 online, $5 over the phone, no charge when purchasing directly from the venue
Running time 70 minutes, no interval No filming or photography permitted We accept Companion Cards, please call the Box Office on 9481 9500 to make your booking