Monday, September 10, 2012

Theatre: On the Misconception of Oedipus

Malthouse Theatre with Perth Theatre Company
Devised by Zoe Atkinson, Matthew Lutton and Tom Wright
Written by Tom Wright
Directed by Matthew Lutton
Designed by Zoe Atkinson
Lighting design by Paul Jackson
Composition and sound design by Kelly Ryall
Performed by Natasha Herbert, Richard Pyros and Daniel Schlusser
STC Studio Underground
Until September 15
Richard Pyros and Natasha Herbert. Photo: Garth Oriander
In the 18 months since artistic director Melissa Cantwell and general manager Nick Clark took the Perth Theatre Company to its new home in the State Theatre Centre’s Studio Underground, they have polished it to a high gloss.
Because the company has only scant resources to support its ambitions, it’s been a process that has required judiciously cultivated artistic relationships (with the Tim Watts gang and Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre in particular) and Cantwell’s sharp, urban eye for work that delivers on both style and substance.
In this she has much in common with Matthew Lutton, the ludicrously young Perth director now working out of Malthouse. It’s his collaboration with the writer Tom Wright and designer Zoe Atkinson that has delivered Cantwell the brilliantly conceived and executed On the Misconception of Oedipus.

 Link here to the complete review in The West Australian 

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