By Hayley McElhinney and Mandy McElhinney. Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA. Directed by Kate Champion. Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA. Nov 18 - Dec 18, 2023
The McElhinney sisters, Hayley and Mandy, appear together on stage for the first time, in this beautifully performed, self-written World Premiere.
This ambiguous two-hander explores play, memory and ritual, and is performed on a set by designer Bruce McKinnon that evokes images of childhood funny houses - it looks cosy and simple but seems to be made of cardboard - and potentially able to collapse at any time. Lighting, designed by Paul Jackson is intimate and emotive, and sound design and composition by Rachael Dease is organic and heartfelt.