“…like a good Twin Peaks episode”
Deep in the gloom a phone rings. She takes the call. The voice on the line slips beneath her skin and curls its fingers around her stomach, threatening to drag her beneath the surface, below knowledge, down where desire and depravity lie.
Bridget is haunted by the memory her sister April has long chosen to forget. The mysterious and unexplained permeates every moment of their lives. You can’t see it, you can’t touch it, you can barely feel it. You can’t hold on tight enough, as its darkness encircles you, then retreats back into the fog.
2018 Helpmann Award Nominee for Best Play, The Irresistible is intoxicatingly creepy, reminiscent of Stranger Things and Twin Peaks. This bold and original new work is the exceptional first collaboration between Side Pony Productions (The Confidence Man, The Pride) and The Last Great Hunt (Falling through Clouds, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer).
Up Coming Dates:
Dark Mofo / Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
13 – 23 June
Tickets on Sale
HOTA, Gold Coast
27 – 29 June
Tickets on Sale
Australian Performing Arts Market (Showcase)
21 – 23 Feb 2018
23-24 Feb 2018
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
14-24 June 2017
“Brilliant work…This is the reason you go to see live theatre.” – 5 Stars
“This is theatre with great strength of purpose, and a technical achievement that will leave you gobsmacked. The Irresistible is simply irresistible.” – 4½ Stars
“Watts and Daff command the stage”- 4 Stars
“…compelling, entertaining, and even brave in its attempts to define the indefinable and travel into uncharted territory. The Irresistible will have its hold on you, whether you’re aware of it or not.”
“…go and see The Irresistible, it is a truly remarkable play.”
“Inventively staged, evocatively scored, and extraordinarily acted…”
“…wittily and seamlessly directed and performed…”
“It is a wondrously strange performance…”
“It’s achievement rests on the rigour of Pepper’s creative processes and the knockout technical effects integral to it.”
“… Daff is ferocious, scouring her characters raw. She is highly charged, sometimes vicious, and gives the standout performance of the Perth stage this year…”
“This show has given me so much to think about and it was an absolute pleasure to see.”
This project has been supported by PICA’s new performance model, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the Western Australian Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), the City of Perth and LOFT, an initiative of The Blue Room Theatre, supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts.
Image – David Collins