Date(s) - 15 May 2021
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Sumner, Melbourne
Open Captioned Performance
Joanna Murray-Smith is one of Australia’s most celebrated playwrights, captivating audiences from Melbourne to Broadway and the West End. Her riveting NEXT STAGE Original is a romantic thriller that pits the devastating shadow of history against the promise of true love.
Tom is an Australian abroad. Charlotte, a Berliner through and through. After meeting in a bar, sparks fly between them and she invites him to spend the night at her place. As they navigate the ritual of seduction, their desire gives way to secrets that cannot be ignored and questions neither of them can answer. Does young love stand a chance against the suffocating reach of the past?
For this powerful mix of thriller and romance, Iain Sinclair (A View from the Bridge) directs Grace Cummings (Prehistoric) and Michael Wahr (Shakespeare in Love) in an ethical dilemma that will keep you guessing until the very end.