Robinson is no diva. She makes no claims for stardom, but borrows the light of stars. Her modesty is part of the magic. She is able to disappear and reappear in an instant, each time recreating a diva with a distinct voice, character and tormented history: drugs, alcohol, an early death and other tragedies.
As a space that facilitated the military training of young men from the Footscray community who were then sent to faraway battlefields, The Drill now fills this space with contemporary circus, theatre and music. There is historical reimagining of the impact of their leaving, a reimagining through a feminine lens.
As a finale for MTC’s impressive 2019 season, Kiss of the Spider Woman has been an alluring, exciting and eagerly anticipated climax. And – I loved it.