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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Tale of Tales
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'Italy, World War Two. Fierce and brave Antoinetta, a known communist, heavily pregnant, has to flee to Australia to safety. Her husband Sante, a gentle storyteller, stays to fight against Europe’s rising fascist regimes.

'Separated by war and unimaginable distance, Sante and Antoinetta can communicate only through coded letters, their experiences mirrored and revealed through the folk stories they tell each other.

'Based on true stories, Tale of Tales fuses fairy tales with the horrors of war. Filled with shadow puppetry, romance, and violence, Tale of Tales takes its name from the classic Italian fairy tale and looks at how the stories we tell shape us and our families.'

Source: Blue Room 2018 season.

Production Details

  • Produced by the Blue Room Theatre, Northbridge, 22 May to 9 June 2018, with the team at Bow & Dagger.

    Directors: Clare Testoni & Paul Grabovac.

    Cast: Clare Testoni & Paul Grabovac.

    Dramaturg: Finn O’Branagáin.

    Producer: Natalie Di Risio.

    Lighting Designer: Rhiannon Petersen.

    Stage Manager: Rachael Woodward.

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