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Splinter by Hilary Bell
 

Tales of missing children have always held a terrible fascination.

Celtic folklore chilled the bones of many a superstitious new mother with stories of babies stolen from their beds by envious fairies, changelings left in their place. These days, when a child disappears the media grabs us by the throat and won’t let us go. These disappearances haunt us for days, weeks, years.

In the dark of a Sydney winter, Hilary Bell’s disquieting and downright chilling thriller Splinterchannels tabloid news and primal fears alike.

A couple are reunited with their missing daughter. Fierce love has sustained them through her unbearable absence. But now she’s home…something just isn’t right. How do they stop their imaginations running wild? Maybe if they return to the beach house where they spent their happiest summers, they’ll return to their old selves.

Revisiting the sinister territories of Wolf LullabySplinter reunites Bell’s supreme atmospherics with another powerhouse performance from sister, Lucy (Speaking in TonguesDreams in White) as a mother forced to confront the unthinkable. Directed by Lee Lewis and starring Lucy Bell and Simon Gleeson, this claustrophobic chamber piece questions how well we know our families. Up close and intimate in the Stables, there’s nowhere to hide.

Preview 6 – 10 September
Opening Nights 11 & 12 September
Season 13 September – 12 October

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday 9 October 2pm & 7pm

Meet the Artists
Tuesday 17 September

Captioned Performance
Tuesday 8 October

 

Event details

Venue: SBW Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod St, Kings Cross
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