Strange Ancestors is a music theatre show written and performed by Floral Clocks (Richard von Sturmer, Gabriel White, Robert Sly and Kingsley Spargo). Through songs and stories, the show explores the idiosyncratic side of historical personalities like Jean Cocteau, Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Clarice Lispector, Mademoiselle de la Force, Étienne de Silhouette and Lindsay Kemp. Cambrian organisms, dancing bears, and eels also feature.
Strange Ancestors is an imaginary reunion, a genealogy of the narrator’s psyche, an outpouring of joy! Travel to familiar-unfamiliar places, minds and times, and leave energised with music, touched by stories and surprised by the hope that comes from meeting wonderful strangers.
Writer, narrator: Richard von Sturmer Singer, composer: Gabriel White Piano, co-arranger: Robert Sly Percussion, additional instruments: Kingsley Spargo
A young writer encounters an older director on an empty stage.
She wants awe. She wants blood. She wants to change the shape of the world.
Beautifully yearning and uncompromisingly savage, this is theatre with a new set of teeth.
Award-winning choreographer Suzanne Cowan's bold autobiographical work combines a powerful combination of dance, film and theatre, showcasing her subversive disability humour through a surreal dream/landscape that captures her experience of a fluid identity.
Heather and Carla haven't seen each other in years. Carla lives a down and out hand-to-mouth existence while Heather looks like she has it all. During an unexpected catch up, Heather presents Carla with a bag of money and a deadly proposition. At once thrilling and darkly funny, ‘THE WASP’ written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm is a sharp reminder that if you don’t deal with your past you should expect it to deal with you.