The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) will launch its inaugural Independent Production Program with the gripping and emotive production, SHALLOW SLUMBER, written by Chris Lee and directed by Peter Mountford.
SHALLOW SLUMBER focuses on the complex relationship between a young mother and her social worker when a terrible event devastates both their lives forever. Unfolding backwards to the heart-rending moment when everything changed, the production looks past the headlines to the lives beneath.
SHALLOW SLUMBER is inspired by Lee’s personal experiences as a social worker in the United Kingdom and the high profile ‘Baby-P’ case that saw a mother and her partner convicted over the abuse and eventual murder of a 17-month old boy. Known to social workers as a high-risk case, Baby-P raised serious concerns over social services and government policy at the time.
NIDA graduates Catherine Terracini and Rebecca Johnston will bring to life this powerful and confronting piece that looks at issues prevalent in society today and often ignored.
SHALLOW SLUMBER will mark the launch of the NIDA Independent Production Program that provides opportunities to artists and companies, both emerging and established, to extend their theatre practice and develop new work.
Times: 7.30pm (2.30pm on 13 July)
Venue: NIDA Parade Theatres – 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington
Tickets: Available via Ticketek – www.ticketek.com.au or 1300 795012
Price: $28 / Conc $18