The Irresistible

The Irresistible

A Co-Production between Side Pony Productions & The Last Great Hunt

“…like a good Twin Peaks episode”
X-Press Magazine

Up Coming Dates:

Geelong Arts Centre
7-9 Nov
Tickets on Sale

Previous Seasons:

Broome Civic Centre
28 September

Albany Entertainment Centre
25 September

Canberra Theatre Centre
20-21 September

Sydney Opera House – UnWrapped – SOLD OUT
11-15 September 2019

HOTA, Gold Coast
27 – 29 June 2019

Dark Mofo / Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart – SOLD OUT
13 – 23 June 2019

Brisbane Powerhouse
23-24 Feb 2018

Australian Performing Arts Market (Showcase)
21 – 23 Feb 2018

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
14-24 June 2017

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).

Director: Zoe Pepper
Writers: Adriane Daff, Zoe Pepper & Tim Watts
Performers: Adriane Daff & Tim Watts
Designer: Jonathon Oxlade
Composer: Ash Gibson Greig
Sound Design: Phil Downing
Lighting Design: Richard Vabre

“Brilliant work…This is the reason you go to see live theatre.” – 5 Stars

Mariyon Slany, ArtsHub

“This is theatre with great strength of purpose, and a technical achievement that will leave you gobsmacked. The Irresistible is simply irresistible.” – 4½ Stars

David Zampatti, From the Turnstiles

“Watts and Daff command the stage”- 4 Stars

Annelies Gartner, The West Australian

“…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.”

Cicely Binford, Perth Arts Live

“…go and see The Irresistible, it is a truly remarkable play.”

Fourth Wall Media

“Inventively staged, evocatively scored, and extraordinarily acted…”

David O’Connell, X-Press

“…wittily and seamlessly directed and performed…”

Mariyon Slany, ArtsHub

“It is a wondrously strange performance…”

David O’Connell, X-Press

“It’s achievement rests on the rigour of Pepper’s creative processes and the knockout technical effects integral to it.”

David Zampatti, From the Turnstiles

“… Daff is ferocious, scouring her characters raw. She is highly charged, sometimes vicious, and gives the standout performance of the Perth stage this year…”

David Zampatti, From the Turnstiles

“This show has given me so much to think about and it was an absolute pleasure to see.”

Claire Nichols, Books & Arts, Radio National

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.

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Image – David Collins