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20 & 21 September 2019

2018 Helpmann Award Nominee for Best Play, The Irresistible is intoxicatingly creepy, reminiscent of Stranger Things and Twin Peaks. This bold and original new work is the exceptional first collaboration between Side Pony Productions (The Confidence Man, The Pride) and The Last Great Hunt (Falling through Clouds, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer). The Irresistible is dark, creepy, mysterious and a little bit disturbing. Deliberately designed to throw you off guard, The Irresistible will leave you with a resonating sense of deeper meaning that dwells just on the fringes of your mind. The smoke filled, sci-fi nature of the performance is laden with mystery and other worldliness but at its core has memorable characters that expertly tread the fine line between comedy and crisis as they swirl around in the high stakes drama of the story. Deep in the gloom a phone rings. She takes the call. The voice on the line slips beneath her skin and curls its fingers around her stomach, threatening to drag her beneath the surface, below knowledge, down where desire and depravity lie. Bridget is haunted by the memory her sister April has long chosen to forget. The mysterious and unexplained permeates every moment of their lives. You can’t see it, you can’t touch it, you can barely feel it. You can’t hold on tight enough, as its darkness encircles you, then retreats back into the fog.

★★★★★ “Brilliant work…This is the reason you go to see live theatre" – ArtsHub

★★★★ ½ “This is theatre with great strength of purpose, and a technical achievement that will leave you gobsmacked. The Irresistible is simply irresistible.” – Turnstiles

 “…like a good Twin Peaks episode” – X-Press Magazine

"★★★★"  – The West Australian

Show details:

Synopsis

20 & 21 September 2019

2018 Helpmann Award Nominee for Best Play, The Irresistible is intoxicatingly creepy, reminiscent of Stranger Things and Twin Peaks. This bold and original new work is the exceptional first collaboration between Side Pony Productions (The Confidence Man, The Pride) and The Last Great Hunt (Falling through Clouds, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer).

The Irresistible is dark, creepy, mysterious and a little bit disturbing. Deliberately designed to throw you off guard, The Irresistible will leave you with a resonating sense of deeper meaning that dwells just on the fringes of your mind. The smoke filled, sci-fi nature of the performance is laden with mystery and other worldliness but at its core has memorable characters that expertly tread the fine line between comedy and crisis as they swirl around in the high stakes drama of the story.

Deep in the gloom a phone rings. She takes the call. The voice on the line slips beneath her skin and curls its fingers around her stomach, threatening to drag her beneath the surface, below knowledge, down where desire and depravity lie. Bridget is haunted by the memory her sister April has long chosen to forget. The mysterious and unexplained permeates every moment of their lives. You can’t see it, you can’t touch it, you can barely feel it. You can’t hold on tight enough, as its darkness encircles you, then retreats back into the fog.

★★★★★ “Brilliant work…This is the reason you go to see live theatre” – ArtsHub

★★★★ ½ “This is theatre with great strength of purpose, and a technical achievement that will leave you gobsmacked. The Irresistible is simply irresistible.” – Turnstiles

 “…like a good Twin Peaks episode” – X-Press Magazine

“★★★★”  – The West Australian

Dates

Friday 20 September, 8pm

Saturday 21 September, 8pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Presents Side Pony Productions and The Last Great Hunt

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 75 minutes, no interval.

WARNINGS:
This show contains obscene language, fog/haze effects and may contain strobe lighting. 

SUIT CHILDREN?:
Parental discretion is advised.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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