The Darkening Sky


The Darkening Sky

The Darkening Sky

Written and Directed by Richard Murphet

A contemporary neo-noir thriller spanning seven decades and set in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, this August Theatre Works proudly present The Darkening Sky - the latest premiere work from renowned playwright Richard Murphet.

Bringing together some of our finest local artists and arts makers, The Darkening Sky interweaves lives from the past and present in a desperate bid to solve the unexplained disappearance of two women.

In the warm and familiar surrounds of his local café Jamie has managed to build a life of peace and solitude for decades. Now thrust unwillingly into reconstructing troubled memories, his belief in the calm surface of his childhood crumbles - surrounded by elements from a past he didn't even know existed. At the same time a detective is handed a Cold Case involving the disappearance of a young woman in the 1980s. Chasing answers to this mystery unearths a web of political intrigue, violence, and sacrifice.

Examining a hidden history of Melbourne and featuring well known locations around St. Kilda and other inner suburbs, The Darkening Sky is an electrifying and all engrossing new Australian work. 90 minutes of non-stop action, not to be missed.

Written and Directed by Richard Murphet
Performed by Brian Lipson, Matt Connell, Tom Dent, Edwina Wren, Anthea Davis, Jessica Clarke, Adam Pierzchalski and Mark Tregonning
Set and Costume Design by Eloise Kent
Lighting Design by Kris Chainey
Composition and Piano Accompaniment by Adrian Montana
Film Design and Cinematography by Jak Scanlon
Co-produced by the Victorian Theatre Company

4 - 14 August, 2021
Preview: Wed 4 August, 7:30pm
Opening Night: Thurs 5 August, 7:30pm
Tues - Sat, 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Tickets: $35 Full, $27 Concession, $25 Preview, $20 Student (plus booking fee)
Bookings: (03) 9534 3388 or here 
Venue: Theatre Works – 14 Acland St, St Kilda


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