WALKER: I stabbed that motherf*cker in the heart…It was a mercy killing.
MATTY: How’s that?
WALKER: Doesn’t have to live with himself any more, not like you do.
Matty, a successful Sydney barrister, tries to redeem himself by defending Phil Walker, a killer with whom he shares a terrible history. Walker wrestles with the choice of a life in prison or baring the truth of a past that still haunts him.
These two men have the chance to mend the wounds of the past at the expense of their futures. If you had everything you ever wanted, would you risk it all to be forgiven?
Nominated for Best International Show at Hollywood Fringe 2012, Anaconda is a gripping look at the aftermath of abuse and the search for redemption, inspired by true events surrounding the sexual abuse and extreme bullying scandal that engulfed a prominent Sydney school.
Featuring Martin Broome, Damian de Montemas, Simon Lyndon, Leeanna Walsman.
“…. A strong theatrical instinct at work.”
Sydney Morning Herald (on Writer/Director Sarah Doyle)
Winner Best of Hollywood Fringe 2012 at Theatre Asylum.
Nominated for Best International Show at Hollywood Fringe 2012.
“Hard-hitting drama… Intense writing and blisteringly powerful performances… a riveting experience.” LA Weekly
“No other Fringe show carries as much relevance as Sarah Doyle’s Anaconda.” – LA Theatre Review
“Writer / Director Sarah Doyle ventures into far darker territory with Anaconda… Beautifully structured writing.” Arts Beat LA
“Doyle dives into dark and murky waters in her tale of guilt, shame, and the search for redemption… Doyle is a gifted writer.” – Back Stage
“Weaving a compelling story from scandal is nothing new, but it is Sarah’s treatment of the story that sets her apart. It was a moving piece and a highlight of this year’s Fringe.” The Examiner
Writer / Director Sarah Doyle
With Martin Broome, Damian de Montemas, Simon Lyndon, Leeanna Walsman
Producer Sophie Alize Finnane
Assistant Producer/ Assistant Director James Gauci
Composer & Sound Design Max Sharam
Set Design Tom Bannerman
Lighting Design Toby K
Costume Design Emma Kingsbury
Costume Assistant Giulia Revolo
Design Consultant Lauren Brincat
Stage Manager/Operator Tim Burns
Preview 29 October
Season 1 – 23 November
Times Tue – Sat 8.00pm
Cheap Tuesday, Preview $21
- Wednesday Nov 6
Discussion ‘Anaconda – an important story to be told’ and Q&A post show with writer/ director Sarah Doyle & actors, Martin Broome, Damian de Montemas, Simon Lyndon, Leeanna Walsman, with Nell Schofield acting as moderator.
- Wednesday Nov 13
Special guest speaker Liz Mullinar, ex international casting agent, now CEO and founder of Heal for Life. Q&A with Liz and writer/director Sarah Doyle with Nell Schofield acting as moderator.
For more information on the education resources available for Anaconda click HERE
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