Oil

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Oil by Ella Hickson


Australian Premiere


She walks barefoot across freezing fields. She walks and walks and walks and walks. She walks through lands, through empires, through time.


The Bronze Age. The Iron Age. The Age of Oil.


The Stone Age didn’t end for want of stones.


May and her daughter Amy forge through the world as it transforms around them; lit by kerosene lamp in 1889, through to Tehran in 1908, Hampstead in 1970, Baghdad in 2021, returning to Cornwall in 2051.


Ella Hickson’s epic, explosive play traces the evolution of the oil industry; exploring the relationship between power, progress and destruction in a hurtling collision of empire, history and family.


“Bold, playful and scorchingly ambitious...a remarkable play...contains one of the best theatrical mother-daughter relationships of recent years” **** The Guardian


 


17 November - 15 December (no show 23rd November)


Previews: 12 - 15 November.


Please note this show is General Admission, as we will be taking Red Stitch off-site! Accessibility is limited; please discuss your requirements with our Box Office


Venue: St Martins Hall, 27A Cromwell Road, South Yarra. 

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