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A duet in fragments. Vocalist and percussionist take up their positions. Susan and Elissa are facing a beast of their own wondrous creation. They plunge into the chaos and the comedy. Taking the monster by the tail, they get to work.

“…You got a song, man, sing it You got a bell, man, ring it.” (Robert Creely, Old Story)

Given breath by the creations of others including Rainer Maria Rilke, Sha- ron Van Etten, Gyorgy Kurtag, Nina Simone and more, music and words are unleashed.

Created and performed by Susan Bamford Caleo and Elissa Goodrich

Provocateur and outside eye: Margaret Mills

Lighting design by Gina Gascoigne

Image by Daisy Noyes

‘Breath-taking… Bamford gives a full-blooded and intense performance… gripping and totally absorbing.’ – Helen Thompson, The Age

‘The spine-tingling music by Elissa Goodrich was a highlight of the play’ – Emma Kathryn, Theatre People

Beautiful music… their music draws you in closer and closer – Julia Lester, ABC Classic Drive


Event starts
Wednesday 28 June, 2017
Event Ends
Sunday 2 July, 2017
La Mama Theatre
Venue Address
205 Faraday Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Victoria, Melbourne

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