MAUREEN: THE HARBINGER OF DEATH (A WORK IN PROGRESS)
7:00pm 14-18 May Kings Cross Theatre
Written and Performed by Jonny Hawkins
Co-conceived and Directed by Nell Ranney
Designed by Isabel Hudson
The phone rings, it’s your mother, “I need you to check in on an old friend of mine. Her name is Maureen and she’d love some company”. You jump on a train, climb the stairs, knock on the door and feign your most polite smile, preparing yourself for an obligatory visit. However the ‘old lady’ you expect to meet and the person on the other side of the door have very little in common.
Maureen is a celebration of those who refuse to be invisible in a world of people who look the other way. Inspired by the work of surrealist Leonora Carrington, and a Kings Cross working-class glamour queen; Maureen is full of life and accepting of death, inhabiting the space between perception and reality.
“Women at a certain age, we become invisible. When people encounter us in the wild, they handle us, but we want you to engage. We want you to feel curious. There’s a lot of history beneath this skin and a future that exists outside of it.”
This performance is a work in progress.
Sharing this stage of development with an audience will help us craft a very special piece of theatre.
This show is part of a double bill of new Australian solo works.
Book MAUREEN (7pm) & UP THE GUTS (8:30pm) together to a receive a discount.