Do not bleach!
Do not tumble dry!
Do not shrink!’
A post-Beckettian tour-de-force set in a laundromat. Who remembers the thirteenth godmother from Sleeping Beauty: the uninvited guest by whose curse the princess fell asleep for a hundred years? Now she washes, waiting for her chance to ‘make another better wish’. Care Instructions wrings every drop of polyphony from the scripted language; Marguerite Duras meets Gertrude Stein on a perfect drying day.
‘…an enchanting evening of theatre. I use the term advisedly. Some kind of magic is going on in this incantatory language: a summoning of the sensual pleasures of clean sheets and crisp linens, the smell of washing in sunlight; a joyous celebration of the labour that invisibly cleanses the human world.’ Alison Croggon, theatrenotes, Read the full review here.
‘APHIDS are another facet in the theatrical gemstone…’ Herald Sun
Director – Margaret Cameron
Writer – Cynthia Troup
Music – David Young
Lighting – Danny Pettingill
Cast – Jane Bayly, Liz Jones, Caroline Lee
Operator/Stage Manager – Amanda Prado