The first play performed at the Poppy Seed Festival will be big and it will be bold.
TBC Theatre will launch the festival’s inaugural opening night with the works of one of the most famous playwrights of all time – Tennessee Williams.
For the first time ever in Melbourne, audiences will be able to see the ‘seeds’ of iconic roles that have previously been played by acting royalty, such as Marlon Brando, Vivienne Leigh and our own Cate Blanchett. They’ll be brought to life again in a selection of rare one-act plays which have been regarded as the precursors to A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie.
Alister Smith (Pacific Overtures, Watch This – Nominated Green Room Award, Best Direction) makes his TBC directorial debut supported by lighting designer Daniel Chapman (Threepenny Opera & Himmelweg, both for Redroom Theatre Co) and Green Room Award winning costume designer Chloe Greaves (The Waiting Room, MTC; Pacific Overtures, Watch This; Blak Cabaret, Malthouse).
Starring Trudi Boatwright, Luke Cadden, Damien Harrison, Annie Last, Fleur Murphy, Edward Orton, Vaughn Rae, and Jessica Redmayne, TBC Theatre have the biggest cast in the festival, with a talented ensemble of experienced actors taking to the stage to perform Project: Hysteria, a sexy, dark and dramatic piece.
This incredibly captivating company performed their debut Loveplay inside an old dome in The Docklands in 2014, followed by the immersive Shadow of Angels inside the cells of The City Watch House, both to five star reviews.
In Project: Hysteria audiences will be treated to a fresh perspective on the characters made famous by one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century in Melbourne’s historic Trades Hall Ballroom.
“I don’t want realism, I want magic” is the very essence of this production, so if you want magic get your ticket to Project: Hysteria now!
An absolutely stunning and epic theatre experience awaits you on opening night.
EXCLUSIVE OPENING NIGHT GALA TICKETS - $50.00
Includes a ticket to the opening night performance of 'Project: Hysteria' plus a ticket to the Gala Party - complete with live entertainment, drinks and light refreshments.
Hosted by: Nadine Garner
Entertainment including: Mikelangelo with Cave. Waits. Cohen
WHAT: Project: Hysteria @ Poppy Seed Festival
WHEN: 10th – 22nd November
WHERE: Trades Hall Ballroom, 54 Victoria St Carlton
For more info and ticket bookings head to: www.poppyseed.net.au
Images at the top feature the four Poppy Seed shows: Project: Hysteria by TBC Theatre, The Yellow Wave by 15 Minutes From Anywhere, Gin Sister by Man With A Plan and The One by Fire Curtain Co.