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Erotic dynamics under the microscope: introducing Set Piece

Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5 June

Wed – Fri, 8.30pm
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In 2016 Nat Randall and Anna Breckon premiered The Second Woman to breathless 5 star reviews. The 24-hour solo performance immediately earned the pair an army of devoted fans, and went on to tour as far afield as New York, Toronto and Taiwan.

This is what they’ve been up to since.

Set Piece is the world premiere of Randall and Breckon’s first new work since The Second Woman, and is every bit as ambitious in scale and vision. Taking loose inspiration from Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, this 90-minute show unfolds in jaw-dropping ways that pushes the boundaries of both theatre and film.

Four performers dive into a world of shifting erotic dynamics in which competition, covetousness and contempt keep relationships bouncing off the ropes. Rife with theatrical and cinematic allusions (and illusions), the work simmers with an energy that forever threatens to erupt into a flood.

It all plays out within one of the most ambitious sets Arts House has ever hosted, featuring a cast that can’t be beat. Sexy, beautiful and full of wit, Set Piece will slide into your subconscious and stake a permanent claim there.

If you’re new to Randall and Breckon’s work, there’s not much to compare it to. Randall has a history of performance that combines intricate, subtle detail with durational stamina. Breckon’s history is with filmmaking, her cinematic eye a keen and original one.

Together they create work at the intersection of live performance, video and film. The Second Woman saw them testing these waters. Set Piece is their high dive act.

But don’t just take our word for it:

“One of the finest examples of independent Australian theatre in years” The Guardian – read the full article here.

“Endurance theatre at its most intimate” Adelaide Review – read the full article here.

Image: Robert Catto