By Rita Kalnejais
1 November - 14 December 2019
This is a play about hunger and desire. It’s Romeo and Juliet pushed to deranged extremes, where the unlikely sweethearts are a 14-year old boy and a young fox with brutal birthrights.
Rdeca’s whole family have fleas. Her mum is pushing her into making her first kill, a snivelling mole, before she’s ready.
Basti is being bullied at school by kids who call him a shrimp. His dad is too busy flirting with the neighbour to be of any real help.
Beneath the light of a full moon, Basti captures Rdeca, and so begins a starcross’d romance between hunter and prey.
Rita Kalnejais (BC, Babyteeth) makes a blood-splattered return from London with a play that’s blisteringly funny, provocative and just plain freaky. First Love is the Revolution is Fantastic Mr Fox if Margaret Atwood wrote the Netflix adaptation.
Director Lee Lewis says expect gore—and lots of it.
This production contains adult themes, depictions of violence, theatrical haze, the use of real feathers, and a whole lotta blood.
No real animals were (or will be) harmed in the making of this play.
Director Lee Lewis
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
Composer & Sound Designer David Bergman
Designer Ella Butler
Stage Manager Khym Scott
With Amy Hack, Rebecca Massey, Bardiya McKinnon, Sarah Meacham, Guy Simon and Matthew Whittet
Preview 1– 5 November
Opening Nights 6 & 7 November
Season 8 November – 14 December
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday 4 December 2pm & 7pm
Meet The Artists
Tuesday 12 November
Tuesday 3 December
|Senior, Preview, Groups 8+||$52|
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Lee Lewis on First Love is the Revolution
FRIDAY FUN FOX FACT: Foxes make a variety of different sounds—over 40. They can also scream! #FirstLove19 🦊
FRIDAY FUN FOX FACT: The smallest fox is the size of a kitten—it is called the fennec fox, and lives in the Sahara Desert. Its paws are covered with fur so it can walk on the hot sand. #FirstLove19 🦊
To celebrate 'First Love is the Revolution' rehearsals kicking off, every Friday we'll be tweeting a Fun Fox Fact!
FUN FOX FACT: Foxes are loners. They sleep and hunt alone, except when raising their family, which is called a “leash of foxes” or a “skulk of foxes”. #FirstLove19