Radio Gothic (HyPe artists 2015-2016) transform the Peacock Theatre into a nightmarish prison this week as they present their first play, Episode 1: The Pit.
Telling the tale story of a young woman sent to solitary confinement whose fears threaten to overwhelm her, The Pit is part of a planned series of works by Tasmanian playwrights (episodes 2 and 3 are in development), all of which will eventually be presented as podcasts.
Featuring young actor Katie Roberston (Rosehaven, The Kettering Incident) the show challenges the audience to 40 minutes durational suspense.
The Radio Gothic collective is sound designer/composer Heath Brown and playwrights Briony Kidd, Carrie McLean and Alison Mann, who combine varied skills across theatre and filmmaking to create unique theatrical experiences.
Heath Brown spoke to Melanie Tait on Statewide Evenings about the project last week, you can listen below.
(audio used with thanks to ABC Local Radio – Tasmania):
Episode 1: The Pit opens 9 pm 15 June in the Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre, runs until 18 June.
Episode 1: The Pit
Presented by Radio Gothic, HyPe and Salamanca Arts Centre in association with Dark Mofo
Produced by Heath Brown and Briony Kidd
Sound design by Heath Brown
Written by Briony Kidd (with input from Heath Brown and the creative development cast of Katie Robertson, Sara Cooper, Carrie McLean and Craig Irons)
Lighting design by Jason James
Directed by Briony Kidd
Performed by Katie Roberston, Carrie McLean, Karissa Lane and Craig Irons
Co-produced by Alison Man and Carrie Mclean
The show is approximately 40 minutes in duration.
Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre
9 pm, 15 – 18 June 2016
Tickets $18/$25, book online or at the door (from an hour before the show) unless sold out.
This work was developed through HyPe and the RAWspace program which was supported by the Theatre Royal, Tasmania Performs and Ten Days on the Island. A showing of it was presented at the Theatre Royal Backspace in 2015.