Bondi Dreaming (2008)
Bad decision? Bad luck? Bad person?
Three mates, one drug run, one jail, for life.
Written and Directed by Sam Atwell
Produced by Nick Bolton
Starring Toby Levins, Greg Hatton, Danny Green
Live soundtrack by Josh Green
Tuesday to Saturday, 8pm, 30th September – 25th October
Newtown Theatre, Cnr King and Bray Street, Newtown
Tickets from http://www.mca-tix.com or call 1300 306 776
This is a raw and involving piece of theatre. Played in a simple and effective sandbox, the acting is fierce and focused. Any tendency towards generic death-cell grimness is held in check by a live score (a mix of sound effects and improvised percussion – played by Josh Green) that echoes the use of Balinese shadow puppetry, 7/10 Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald
Bondi Dreaming is one of the best shows i have seen in years, Sam Atwells’s haunting script…dreams harden into reality. The set design of sand, wire and mock brick is a masterpiece of evocative minimalism. The relationship between the three men is surpisingly tender, highly nuanced and often confronting
Gareth Beal, ArtsHub
Check out the Bondi Dreaming website at www.bondidreaming.com.au