Pierre de Marivaux's 1725 social farce L’Île des esclaves is partly improvised, freely adapted and disrespectfully deranged into the tropical haven of Great Island. A paradise where idiots run the world and the palm trees are inflatable. Two servants, two masters, one seditious experiment: it's a farce, you know what's coming, except with a lot more sex, violence and Heart of Darkness than your average island getaway.
The great and terrible minds behind Great Island have come from Sydney Chamber Opera, Perth's Black Swan State Theatre Company, ABC’s The Checkout, Little Fictions @ Knox St Bar, and both halves of the comedy duo Mantaur. They include a magician, a librettist, a singer, and a Method-trained actor. These glorious fools join forces for a comedy about the tyrant in all of us.
Season Run: Thursday 30 July 8pm - Sunday 2 August 5pm | Wednesday 5 August 8pm - Sunday 9 August 5pm