From the city of Geelong, in Australia, Back to Back Theatre is driven by a group of actors with intellectual disabilities, creating work that questions our assumptions and offering an alternative view on the world. In Lady Eats Apple, they create a three-part world theatre. Three times the grandiose, heavenly tent collapses over us, in order to be spectacularly set up again. Adam and Eve will leave us. God will leave us. Only Death will not leave us. The finiteness of our existence makes us realize that it is an arrogance of our culture when we believe ourselves to be worth more than an animal or a plant. The boundaries between great epic tales and everyday life blur in a cosmic waltz.
- Artistic Team and Cast
Director Bruce Gladwin
Devisors / Performers Mark Deans, Simon Laherty, Romany Latham, Brian Lipson, Sarah Mainwaring & Scott Price
Set Design Mark Cuthbertson
Projection Design Rhian Hinkley
Lighting Design / Technical Direction Andrew Livingston, bluebottle
Composition Chris Abrahams
Sound Design Marco Cher-Gibard
Sound System Design Nick Carroll
Sound Design & Mix Lachlan Carrick
Dramaturgy Melissa Reeves, Tamara Searle & Kate Sulan
Creative Development Artists Robbie Croft, Shio Otani, Sonia Teuben & Brian Tilley
Costume Design Eugyeene Teh
Stage Manager Alice Fleming
Assistant Stage Manager Lucy Harrison
Production Manager Dans Maree Sheehan
Mechanical Design and Fabrication Kinetic Sets
Senior Producer Ally Harvey
Executive Producer Alice Nash
Production Back to Back Theatre
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government‘s Major Festivals Initiative, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Melbourne Festival, Adelaide Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Carriageworks, Wiener Festwochen, Theater der Welt and with support from the Keir Foundation and Thyne Reid Foundation.
This project has also been co-produced by Holland Festival.
LADY EATS APPLE has been supported by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (Eldon and Anne Foote Trust Donor Advised Program 2016).
This presentation has been supported in its development by the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne and Coleby Consulting. (First developed in residence at the V&A as part of the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT)).