- Date: Friday, 24 July 2009, 8pm
- Venue: The Malthouse — 113 Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
- Tickets: Adults: 28.50, concession: 22.50 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9685 5111
In a post-Beckettian, dream-like laundry, the Sleeping Beauty's thirteenth godmother is re-imagined as a triptych of washerwomen, possessed of a language that is at once melodious and daringly potent. In anticipation of the perfect drying day, performers Jane Bayly, Liz Jones and Caroline Lee (Alias Grace, La Douleur) shine as the mythical trio of women in-waiting, and women at work, as they delve deeply into rhyme, sing-song, and the allusive poetry of piles of washing. Care Instructions sparkles without bleach, but there's no telling what may come out in the wash. Cynthia Troup's whirl of words unleashes an unstoppable force, teasingly irreverent, fuelled with the spirit of Gertrude Stein and James Joyce. Do not tumble dry! Exposure to direct sunlight may cause rapid deterioration.
Director: Margaret Cameron
Writer: Cynthia Troup
Music: David Young
Lighting Design: Danny Pettingill
Production Manager: Dario Vacirca
Cast: Jane Bayly, Liz Jones, Caroline Lee
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