All the Locks are Solid and Tight
Living in the aftermath of an ill-fated meal which caused the sudden demise of most of their family, the Blackwood sisters are oddly happy in their large house and good at keeping most of the terrible people in the outside world out – until their Cousin Charles takes it upon himself to see how they are getting along.
Though the people of the village detest and peer at them, the Blackwood sisters are happy on all the days they can stay in their home without venturing out. Their uncle Julian (if not quite the same since before that fateful day) is very well tended. Strong protective measures, buried treasures and talismans guard their boundaries so the villagers’ ill-will can’t find its way in to erode the idyll of the devoted older and her demanding younger sister. An eerie, macabre and fierce investigation of where safety resides and what true domestic bliss looks like.
Under Cathy Hunt’s direction, the performance moved fluently between the collection of characters, shifting with poise from eerie moments to times where descriptions of violence had an unexpected levity. The Super Queer Murderess Show certainly deserves all of its adjectives. It combined a certain macabre appeal with an unusually high level of polish.
-Jason Whyte, Australian Arts Review
Director: Cathy Hunt
Set & costume design: Eloise Kent
Sound design & composition: Jess Keeffe
Dramaturg: Shannon Loughnane
Cast: Joseph Lai, Leah Filley, Cariad Wallace
Image by Darren Gill
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