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Jenny Kemp and Black Sequin Productions

Presented in Season 2 2010

Presented by Arts House, Jenny Kemp and Black Sequin Productions

7.30pm, Tue 3 Aug Preview
7.30pm, Wed 4 Aug
7.30pm, Thurs 5 Aug
7.30pm, Fri 6 Aug
2.30pm,7.30pm,  Sat 7 Aug
4pm, Sun 8 Aug

90 mins, no interval
$25 / $18 / $15 preview

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

Adult concepts, smoke effects, violence, loud sound effects
Not suitable for children under 16


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Madeleine – a shadow in the house of love.

Maddy is turning 19 and her sister returns to the family home for the birthday. She finds Maddy very changed. Her world is becoming increasingly bizarre as psychic forces beyond her control take hold. She is showing signs of schizophrenia. The family begins to split apart as each tries to deal with the situation in radically different ways. Desperate to obey the demands of her inner voices, Maddy proceeds regardless, dragging the whole family towards a tragic outcome.

Madeleine brings the uncertain world of mental illness into presence, for contemplation. It provides a space within which these concerns can become a reality – a poetic reality of beauty, humour and horror.

Madeleine, is the second work in a cycle based on mental illness. Kitten, premiered at the 2008 Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Jenny Kemp
Script/Production Dramaturg:
Richard Murphet
Helen Herbertson
Set/Lighting Design:
Bluebottle – Ben Cobham
Lighting Realisation:
Jen Hector
Costume Design:
Harriet Oxley
Nikki Shiels, Margaret Mills, Natasha Herbert, Ian Scott, Richard Murphet

Supported by – Madeleine is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its funding and advisory body.
Image by –  Jeff Busby