Published with Return to Earth
Set in Edwardian Melbourne, this play is an evocation of a forgotten past - a play about pain and cruel desire; about the need for laughter, the palaces we build for it, and its human cost.
"...a deeply accomplished work: darkly beautiful theatre that resonates in the intimate chambers of the mind." - The Australian
"Take a band of wannabe vaudeville performers â€“ the black face musician; the 'great' magician; the shy female ventriloquist with the foul mouthed dummy; the mute acrobat; the leading lady and the MC â€“ put them in Charlie Mudd's Vaudeville Castle and watch the fun begin. It's 1914, the night before tomorrow, the night before the 'death' of vaudeville."
Lally Katz speaks to The Process as one of a series of interviews with leading Australian based artists working in the performing arts about their creative process.