West Australian Premiere

Lake Disappointment

Theatre / Comedy
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Originally commissioned by Bell Shakespeare, award winning Australian writer Lachlan Philpott teams up with Luke Mullins to write a searing dark comedy about double identity. You know -- like Twelfth Night.....
So there's this extra, this double, and he sometimes gets mistaken for the actual movie star, which is pretty cool, but then, sometimes, he makes that mistake himself.
A sharp and witty look at the painful side of our contemporary culture, where insta, snapchat and abs make or break you. Or even worse -- no one even notices.
A side-splitting look at fake tan and having the magic 'it' quality, and the sadder side -- where if no-one sees you, who even are you? You know?
Turquoise Theatre returns with a funny and disturbing look at a lost man who wishes he were more.

Presented by:
The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights & Turquoise Theatre. By Lachlan Philpott and Luke Mullins.

Turquoise Theatre is an independent theatre company, headed by Artistic Director and Producer Susannah Thompson, that launched in 2014. Turquoise Theatre focuses on promoting the work of Australian practitioners to participate in its projects. Mounting the work of award-winning writer Lachlan Philpott, who has co-written Lake Disappointment with Luke Mullins, provides the opportunity to present a work originally commissioned by Bell Shakespeare.

Lake Disappointment explores the tragi-comic character within the framework of double identity. Informed by Twelfth Night we experience a contemporary exploration of what happens when we don’t know who or where we are anymore. Turquoise Theatre focuses on the encouragement of diversity and equality within its framework.

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The Studio at The Blue Room Theatre

53 James Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, WA, 6003


The Studio at The Blue Room Theatre

53 James Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, WA, 6003

18+ venue or accompanied by parent or legal guardian

Content Warnings

Age Suitability: PG

Coarse Language: Occasional


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