Night Slows Down
written & directed by phillip james rouse
theatre to provoke social change
NOVEMBER 17 - DECEMBER 9
PRESENTED BY BAKEHOUSE AND DON'T LOOK AWAY
Sharon wants to find her husband. Martin wants to be free. Seth seeks redemption. NIGHT SLOWS DOWN imagines a world where far right extremists have won the election. Where ordinary citizens riot in the streets. Where human rights are denied. Where storm clouds are gathering.
Democracy dies. Experts are vilified. Cities collapse. Siblings turn on each other, and families are torn apart. NIGHT SLOWS DOWN sees the scale of the problems we face globally shrunk down to one family.
Written in the days following Trump’s election, this new play by one of Sydney's most important theatre-makers considers how small choices and moral failures can lead inexorably to a disaster point. From the companies that brought you the indie smash hit Inner Voices, and political powerhouse productions The Laden Table and Jatinga - Don’t Look Away and bAKEHOUSE join forces to imagine a world that is only a moment away.
Written & Directed by Phillip James Rouse; Production Design Anna Gardiner & Martelle Hunt; Lighting Design Sian James-Holland; Production Manager Shell McKenzie
With Andre de Vanny, Danielle King, Johnny Nasser