A suburban family’s world is irrevocably changed following the news of a violent crime.

A perpetrator’s mother tries to keep her life and family together after her only son is convicted of a violent sexual assault. Blood In The Water follows a mother, sister, aunt, and stepfather as they navigate the aftermath of the horrific crime. A hard-hitting political and personal piece, this story explores the consequences for the family of a perpetrator. How do we move forward? How do we and should we forgive? Is it even possible to make sure it never happens again?

“Intentionally provocative” – GLAM Adelaide (Norm Things)
“Powerful…important…motivating” – Girls With A Curfew (Norm Things)

Content Warnings: Sexual violence, violence against children, domestic abuse

Written by Jorja Bentley

Directed by Tansy Gorman

Starring Mia Tuco, Chris Koch, Lana Schwarcz, Karlis Zaid


Production Managed by Jemma Law

Stage Managed by Steph Lee

Lighting Design by Georgie Wolfe

Set & Costume Design by Bethany J Fellows

Sound Design by Callum Cheah

Image by Darren Gill

Access Information:

Captions will be presented with the show on Friday Jun 21, Wednesday Jun 26, Friday Jun 28.

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.