The Bleeding Tree

Date(s) - 12 May 2018
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Canberra Theatre Centre Playhouse

GoTheatrical! Open and App Captioned Performance on Saturday, 12 May 2018 at 2pm

Booking Details:

At the time of booking tickets, please ensure you notify Box Office staff that you require seats with a good view of the caption screens if you wish to use the open captions.  For app captioning, please download our GoTheatrical! app to your mobile or tablet device. There are a limited number of devices available to borrow from the Cloak Room.

About The Production:

WINNER: 2016 Helpmann Award Best Play

WINNER: 2016 Helpmann Award Best Direction of a Play

WINNER: 2016 Helpmann Award Best Female Actor in a Play

In a dirt-dry town in rural Australia, a shot shatters the still night. A mother and her daughters have just welcomed home the man of the house… with a bullet. The only issue now is disposing of the body. Will they get away with it? When is doing wrong, doing right?

Triggered into thrilling motion by an act of revenge, The Bleeding Tree is an Australian murder ballad powerfully crafted for the stage, with three strong women fighting back. Throughout, playwright Angus Cerini’s writing is powerfully lyrical, bracingly funny and a highly original take on Australian gothic.

The Bleeding Tree premiered at Griffin Theatre Company in 2015. It immediately earned praise as “a great and complex production”  (The Australian) and went on to win three Helpmann Awards – including Best Play, Best Direction and Best Female Actor, as well as the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Award.

“Equal parts murder ballad and revenge thriller.” Sydney Morning Herald

Powerful, visceral and deeply exhilarating theatre” The Guardian

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