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A new play by Daniel Nellor, performed live at the Toorak Manor Hotel as part of Melbourne Fringe 2022.

“Intimate performances embrace effortless transformations.”  The Age 

“The cast was stellar....10 of Melbourne's finest actors.” 

Milkbar Magazine

“Fantastic... Bronwen Coleman directs with minute emotional restraint.”

Theatre Matters

“Original, compelling and thought-provoking.” Theatre Travels

Photos by Greg Elms

In a city surronded by fire...

10 characters find love, or its absence, in 10 different encounters.

PHD student visits a sex worker. A compromised politician grooms his protege. Two old school friends rekindle a flame. An injured firefighter meets a bored nurse. Within a city negotiating a Summer of punishing bushfires, an uncommon group of people emerge searching for meaning and connection in a chaotic and frightening world.

Unfolding live in the unique and intimate setting at Toorak Manor, the Anthropocene Play Company brought Melbourne audiences a truly immersive experience. Characters guided audiences from room to room as each scene unfolded – the hotel itself cast in the rich emotional landscape of the play.

Performed by Jordan Fraser-Trumble, Kulan Farah, Tim Clarke, Sophie Muckart, Mikhaela Ebony, Ismail Taylor-Kamara, Sebastian Gunner, Catherine Morvell, Clare Larman, Pia O’Meadhra and Caitlin Langridge

Written by Daniel Nellor, after Schnitzler
Directed by Bronwen Coleman

Proudly supported by Melbourne Fringe Cash for Creatives, Regional Arts Victoria Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative and the City of Casey Department of Arts and Cultural Development

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