LILITH: THE JUNGLE GIRL

When a wild girl is captured in the rainforests of Borneo, all of Holland is set abuzz. The year is 1861, and pioneering neuroscientist Charles Penworth is called upon to raise the child from the pit of her animal nature. But who, indeed, is the real savage?

An explosively messy mash-up of satire, slime and queer rage, Sisters Grimm take you deep into a thorny political jungle – somewhere between The Elephant Man and Ladette to Lady.

THE SISTERHOOD:

Performed by CANDY BOWERS, ASH FLANDERS, GENEVIEVE GIUFFRE

Created by ASH FLANDERS & DECLAN GREENE

Directed by DECLAN GREENE

Set & Costume Design by MARG HORWELL

Sound Design & Composition by THE SWEATS (Pete Goodwin)

Lighting Design by BENJAMIN CISTERNE

Animation & AV Design by EMMA VALENTE

Dramaturgy by NAKKIAH LUI

Commissioned and originally presented by Melbourne Theatre Company

AWARDS:

WINNER - GREEN ROOM AWARDS - Best New Writing (Ash Flanders & Declan Greene)

 

WINNER - GREEN ROOM AWARDS - Best Set & Costume Design (Marg Horwell)

 

WINNER - GREEN ROOM AWARDS - Best Ensemble (Candy Bowers, Ash Flanders, Genevieve Giuffre) 

REVIEWS:

★★★★★ 'The best theatre I've seen all year' Daily Review

 

★★★★½ ‘Subversive genius’  The Age

 

★★★★½ 'Worthy of multiple viewings... At the forefront, Lilith is funny, witty and subversive. The humour comes quick only to surface again and again serving more.' ArtsHub

 

★★★★½ ‘will have you laughing hard, then laughing again, and leave you thinking about who you are and your place in the world.’ Theatre People

 

‘a gleeful take on identity issues’  The Australian

 

Lilith: The Jungle Girl swings between satire, panto and sketch comedy with switch-hitting savvy… Laced with elements of straight-up farce, Brechtian directness and drag show kitsch,

Lilith is a quick tempo, wise-cracking rollick that peels back the layers on gender roles, sexual stereotyping and the very notion of 'us vs them'.’ The Music

 

‘Absolutely ridiculous in the best possible way, quick witted, dark and humorous; its black comedy suspended mid-air in a surrealist vision set somewhere in the past but rooted very much in the present.’  Tagg

 

'Lilith: The Jungle Girl is another revelation from Sisters Grimm and a wonderful social commentary'  Broadway.com

KEY SUPPORTERS:

Bruce Meagher & Greg Waters, Daniel Hugh Manning, R Forbes & I Hocking, Meredith King, Robert Heathcote, Tim Holmes, Amber O'Neill

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