Directed by Bridget Balodis
14 November - 24 November 2018
At the Northcote Town Hall
Currently nominated for Six Green Room Awards
Armed with a cup of menstrual blood and a digital ouija board, Andy and Evie meet in the forest to hex Evie’s uncle. They’ve been talking to a dead witch online, she’s given them a spell but asked for a pretty big favour in return. What could possibly go wrong? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Calling on the almighty spectre of the Witch, MORAL PANIC unleashes all that is terrifying and unknowable about queerness and womanhood. It is an unsettling hallucination, an occult thriller and a very dark comedy. This savage and deeply queer performance work from the award-winning team behind GROUND CONTROL (Next Wave 2016) and ANGRY SEXX (Melbourne Fringe 2014), asks how do we tear down the monument of masculinity, and what tools can we find in the dirt?
"To get straight to it – Moral Panic is powerful, brilliant, must-see theatre."
"Fierce, surprising, funny, and deeply affecting"
Chris Hosking, Theatre People
"This chaotic middle wreaked havoc on my body - at times there seemed to be an infectious roaring as darkness and shame spilled across the stage; at others, I felt my eyes watering, my breathing interrupted."
This work's development has been supported by The Malthouse Theatre, The City of Melbourne in partnership with Creative Spaces, Darebin Speakeasy and Next Wave Festival. Its initial performance season was supported by The Australia Council, Creative Victoria and The Besen Family Foundation.
Image by Sarah Walker