Wicked women, seductive sinners, vicious vixens...
Thanks to Hollywood, the Femme Fatale is typically depicted as a curvaceous, red-lipped, glamorous blonde with a gun in her hand. Shadows of Angels shows the contrast between the real and gritty lives of women in crime and their Hollywood counterparts. Four very different women, with cleverly interwoven stories, challenge our ideas of gender, sexuality, poverty and crime. Set within the city slums of Australia in 1929 the play explores the desperate lives and dangerous minds of the female criminal in this gripping piece of theatre.
Shadows of Angels premiered at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2012. In 2013 the show went on to a sell out season in the SheppARTon Arts Festival, followed by a successful two week season at the intimate 'Owl and the Pussycat' in Melbourne.
In 2014 TBC Theatre partnered with the National Trust of Victoria to present an arresting and immersive theatrical experience for audiences. The graffitied cells, iron-barred exercise yards and echoing hallways of Melbourne’s historic City Watch House provided a unique backdrop for the tragic and dramatic confessions of four ‘fallen angels’.
Writer: Fleur Murphy
Director: Chris Saxton
Premiere season, Adelaide Fringe 2012
H. Clare Callow
Melbourne 2013 season cast:
H. Clare Callow
"5 stars - 'Shadows of Angels' is faultless”
- New Adelaide Theatre Guide
"4 stars - Murphy’s writing crackles with dark wit and beauty... and tells an Australian story most people have never discovered, but most definitely deserves
to be told."
The script and production rights for Shadows of Angels are now available through Australian Plays Transform.
To find out about TBC Theatre's immersive production of Shadows of Angels, click HERE.
Images by Peter Casamento