The Bleeding Tree single work   drama   - 75 minutes
Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'In an isolated farmhouse, outside a small country town – a woman and her daughters have just killed their abusive man of the house. Known throughout the district as a cur and a dog, the women set about disposing of his body. However their task becomes fraught when several of the local villagers choose to pay a visit and grow suspicious at their behaviour – will their act become exposed before they can dispose of the body? A lyrical exploration of family, violence and revenge against a backdrop of a brutal, rural Australian landscape.' (Play summary)

Production Details

  • Performed at the Griffin Theatre Company, SBW Stables Theatre, 31 July - 5 September 2015

    Director Lee Lewis

    Designer Renée Mulder

    Composer Steve Toulmin

    Lighting Designer Verity Hampson

    Stage Manager Edwina Guinness

    With Paula Arundell, Airlie Dodds, Shari Sebbens

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Works about this Work

Play Comes to the Defence of Victims Elissa Blake , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 August 2015; (p. 10-11)
Poetic 'Thrash Opera' Wins Griffin Award Elissa Blake , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 June 2014; (p. 31)
Poetic 'Thrash Opera' Wins Griffin Award Elissa Blake , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 June 2014; (p. 31)
Play Comes to the Defence of Victims Elissa Blake , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 August 2015; (p. 10-11)
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