Contemporary and experimental theatre company The Danger Ensemble return to Theatre Works this August following their hugely divisive 2018 production, The Hamlet Apocalypse. A part of the Theatre Works 2019 Chapter Two Season, Let Men Tremble promises to once again polarise and challenge.
Inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 historical novel The Scarlet Letter about a 17th century puritan romance, Let Men Tremble hurls colonial concepts of sin, sex, and the role of women in society into a modern day crucible. A liturgical slut drop dripping with song, dance, and theatrical madness, Let Men Tremble is a rebellion. A revolt. A clarion call. It is a battle cry against the patriarchy, the church, and theatre itself.
Lead by award-winning Director/Designer Steven Mitchell Wright, The Danger Ensemble invites Melbourne audiences to watch as a cast of thirteen take a piece of seminal American literature and transform it into cuttingly-contemporary Australian theatre.
The Danger Ensemble are an award-winning experimental theatre company. Pursuing an understanding of contemporary form and audiences, their work has stretched the gamut from reinvented classics Macbeth and The Wizard of Oz, to live-art experiments We Will Not Kiss Touch Frighten You in the Dark and CALIGULA, to punk-cabaret musical Who Killed Amanda Palmer and new works Loco Maricon Amor and The Hamlet Apocalypse.
14 - 25 August, 2019
Preview Wednesday 14 August
Tues - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Tickets: $45 Full, $37 Concession, $30 Preview, Student and Under 30s
Bookings: (03) 9534 3388 or online at www.dangerensemble.com and www.theatreworks.org.au
Venue: Theatre Works - 14 Acland St, St Kilda