By Aidan Fennessy
15 May - 20 June 2015
A criminal lawyer with a cool head and a passion for logic, David wakes up to find himself confined to a small, sparsely furnished room, unable to remember what happened the day before. With the help of his doctor, David begins to coax memories out of the darkness, before the details of a terrible secret emerge.
Razor sharp and tourniquet tight, The House on the Lake is a psychological thriller so crafty it’s criminal. Mired deep in layers of deception, it’s a puzzle of a play certain to engage the intellect and assault the nervous system.
The House on the Lake is a twisting labyrinth of playwright Aidan Fennessy’s devising. Director Kim Hardwick leads the way through.
Commissioned by Black Swan State Theatre Company and developed with the assistance of Playwriting Australia.
Director Kim Hardwick
Designer Stephen Curtis
Lighting Designer Martin Kinnane
Composer Kelly Ryall
Stage Manager Edwina Guinness
With Jeanette Cronin, Huw Higginson
|Single Ticket Prices|
|Concession, Senior, Preview, Groups 8+||$43|
Transaction fees of $4 for online bookings and $5 for phone bookings apply.
Phone bookings 02 9361 3817
Previews 15, 16, 18, 19 May
Season 22 May – 20 June
Meet the Artists after the performance on 26 May
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm and 7pm
New mid-week matinee: Tuesday 16 June 1pm
Approximately 90 minutes no interval.
Please be aware that there is a complete lock-out in effect on this production, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to settle in and buy a drink in time for the show.
SBW Stables Theatre
10 Nimrod Street
Kings Cross NSW 2011
“Kim Hardwick directs an absorbing production” ★★★★ Sunday Telegraph
“Higginson is superb as David, giving a subtly shifting performance…Cronin offers strong support playing Alice with a brusque, reserved professionalism.” ★★★★ Sunday Telegraph
“Higginson, the ex-pat British actor familiar to many from….The Bill, reveals himself to be a stage animal of considerable range and quickness…[Cronin] matches him step-for-step in what becomes an enjoyable battle of wits.” ★★★ 1/2 Sydney Morning Herald
“…broadly entertaining nod to neo-noir and the almost forgotten art of the stage thriller.” ★★★ 1/2 Sydney Morning Herald
“…the sharpness of the writing in the lead-up is matched by the sharpness of every element in this taut, engrossing production directed by Kim Hardwick.” ★★★ 1/2 Daily Review, Crikey
“designer Stephen Curtis’ abstract take on a hospital room, this is a production perfectly pitched for the small Griffin space.” ★★★1/2 Daily Review, Crikey
“It is tantalising acting.” The Australian
“Martin Kinnane’s inquisitorial lighting and Kelly Ryall’s moodily atmospheric score contribute a great deal to this clever exercise in genre.” The Australian
“This is a play and production that invites you to attend to it and rewards you with a satisfying old fashioned contentment to a story well told, with deliciously primed artistry from all. Entertainment assured.” Kevin Jackson
“The Stabes Theatre proved to be the perfect space for this play.” Stage Whispers
“Fennessy sustains the audience’s engagement entirely through the intricate plot.” Stage Whispers
“Martin Kinnane’s lighting shades and contrasts from clinical blue to stark white accentuates the mood as does the aural notes of Kelly Ryall’s sound design, with a predominant pitch piercing sonic doom effect.” Australian Stage
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