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Night Slows Down

Written as a response to recent events in global politics, Don’t Look Away and bAKEHOUSE will present a powerful new production, Night Slows Down, exploring how small choices and moral failures can lead inexorably to a disaster point.

Written and directed by acclaimed Sydney theatre-maker, Phillip James Rouse (Inner Voices, A Property of the Clan, The Legend of King O’Malley), Night Slows Down imagines a world where far right extremists have won the election. Where ordinary citizens riot in the streets and human rights are denied. On the horizon, storms clouds are gathering.

In the face of a dying democracy, the vilification of experts and looming environmental disaster – Night Slows Down sees the scale of the problems we face globally, telescoped down to a single family.

Sharon (Danielle King - No End of Blame) wants to find her husband. Martin (Johnny Nasser - The Ham Funeral) wants to be free. Seth’s (Andre de Vanny - The Rover) hatred has been manipulated and weaponised. We watch as they make choices anyone might make, and the devastating unexpected repercussions these choices have on the future.

Joining together for the first time, Don’t Look Away (the smash hit independent show Inner Voices; nominated for seven Sydney Theatre Awards) and bAKEHOUSE (political powerhouse productions The Laden Table and Jatinga), will bring this thought-provoking world-premiere to the KXT stage, examining the principles we break to protect those we love.

Writer and Director: Phillip James Rouse; Production Design: Anna Gardiner and Martelle Hunt; Lighting Design: Sian James-Holland; Dramaturg: Nell Ranney; Assistant Director: Chantelle Jamieson; With: Andre de Vanny, Danielle King and Johnny Nasser.




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