An Australian Gothic, Kafkaesque tale about a young woman’s investigation into Australia’s Phantom Cat.
Sally’s busy life as a city-living student does not fulfil her. Her boyfriend James won’t please her. Her mother won’t help her. Maybe a road-trip to research the urban legend of Australia’s Phantom Cat will bring a little interest to Sally’s life.
In the bush of Gippsland, The Tom waits. This big cat has feasted on cattle, taken domestic pets and created excitement in the day-to-day lives of Gippsland’s residents. Were its ancestors panthers, abandoned by the circus? Or is it the reincarnation of a long-dead bush-ranger?
Sally tries to find the answers, and slowly loses herself.
Written by Hayley Lawson-Smith
Directed by Hayley Lawson-Smith
Produced by David Lawson-Smith
Photography credit: Elena Vizerskaya
‘The next forty minutes that follow are possibly some of the cattiest and funniest that the audience will experience.’– Stacey Waters, reviewing Pretence at The Butterfly Club
‘Hayley Lawson-Smith has written such an excellent play.’Kris Weber, reviewing We Three, at Gasworks Arts Park