The Yellow Wallpaper
“It is the strangest yellow, that wall-paper! It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw – not beautiful ones like buttercups, but old foul, bad yellow things … It is like a bad dream. It creeps all over the house.”
A recuperating woman, a misguided husband, a hideously papered bedroom.
The Yellow Wallpaper is a shrewd blend of physical performance and subtly subversive text – a gothically-patterned tale which challenges the boundaries between care and control, madness and liberation.
inventive and ingenious … more moving and blackly funny than any mere monologue.
–Michael Brindley, Stage Whispers, La Mama Explorations 2017
Part of the 2019 VCE Drama Playlist.
Text by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Adapted & devised by Laurence Strangio and Annie Thorold
Directed by Laurence Strangio
Performed by Annie Thorold
Lighting by Jason Crick
Photo credit Jason Cavanagh