Vinegar Tom

  • VENUE: Gorman Arts Centre : Ralph Wilson Theatre
  • COST: $30 full | $20 Concession
  • BOOKINGS: Via Eventbrite or at the door
  • PRESENTER: Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres
  • WHEN: 6:30am to 8:30am
    30 November 2016 - 5 December 2016
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29 November – 3 December, 7.30pm
4 December, 6pm

How do you lift the curse of a witch? Chase her cat from the shadows of your house. But when your cows start shaking, your husband won’t sleep with you, your wife’s baby turns blue? Find something to burn. Let it go up in smoke. Burn your troubles away.

New experimental arts collective COUP: Canberra presents Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom, a play about the witch trials in 17th century England. This period piece will be cut loose from time and place, featuring a stunning line up of seven experimental music acts—from dream pop to math rock—to tell the story of a community who find themselves under the threat of a witch.

You don’t like to think it of your neighbour, but if you see something, who’s to say it’s not true?

Production company:
COUP: Canberra
Cathy Petőcz
Production/costume design: Imogen Keen
Sound design: Cilt
Cast: Emma McManus, Linda Chen, Kate Blackhurst, Claire Granata, Paul Cristofani, Elektra Spencer, barb barnett, Nicholas Elmitt, Nick Delatovic
Live music: Passive Smoke, Aphir, Liberty Kerr, and more

Vinegar Tom is presented by arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French, Ltd.

Vinegar Tom is the final production presented as part of Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres’ Ralph Indie program in 2016, a new initiative that supports artists to develop and present new performance works in the Ralph Wilson Theatre at Gorman Arts Centre.

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