Red Stitch’s Hellbent is an adaptation of the seventeenth century play The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster.
It’s a revenge tragedy, a hysterical melodrama of Shakespearean
proportions served up with an extra dollop of nastiness and it’s
on the eve of federation, the still current fears of colonial Australia
are writ large in this play within a play within a play. The Malthouse Theatre, led by director Michael Kantor, revels in the so-bad-its-good gaudiness of pantomime with this latest production of Babes In The Wood,