My Dearworthy Darling
2 – 18 August 2019
A GAS LIGHT FLICKERS THROUGH A FOG OF AGES.
In modern day Australia, a marriage is pulled apart by mistrust, paranoia and violence. A woman breaks apart in the turmoil.
In medieval England, a woman has mystic visions. The patriarchs write them off as female madness, but she knows her truth. These visions allow her to be heard—maybe even to connect across centuries.
In My Dearworthy Darling, threads that run through history are woven into a tapestry. As the strands draw ever tighter, the old languages threaten to tear asunder. What new worlds might open?
The lyrical imagery of award-winning poet and novelist Alison Croggon, in a play written especially for feminist theatre mavericks THE RABBLE, is manifested in a visual feast.
There is no madness here. Only truths that a corrupted world doesn’t want to hear.
BY / Alison Croggon
DIRECTED & DESIGNED BY / THE RABBLE
CAST / Jennifer Vuletic, Natalie Gamsu, Ben Grant with Monash University performance placements – Emma Batty, Caitlin Duff, Simran Giria, Tessa Hulsbosch, Catherine Malam, Gretel Sharp, Emlyn Sugden.
Malthouse Theatre and THE RABBLE present My Dearworthy Darling. Developed while in residence at La Chartreuse Centre national des écritures du spectacle; with the assistance of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund; and generously supported through the Monash University Centre for Theatre and Performance, Artist in Residence Program.
Images – David Paterson