‘Critics Choice’ TIMEOUT
“The audience ends up laughing as someone dies, uncomfortably bizarre, but that’s the genre. Tinkertown is under the expert direction of MKA Artistic Director Tobias Manderson-Galvin… Outstanding performances from Rebecca Mezei and Steven Kennedy.”
‘Steven Kennedy as Chester had a commanding stage presence. Rebecca Mezei as the sullen teenage daughter was an absolute treat to watch. ”
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On his first day out of prison in 10 years, Chester decides to visit his teenage daughter. But when he accidentally shoots dead his ex-wife’s sister, the visit turns into a kidnapping and he and his daughter race across the outback, to get to know each other, and escape the cops.
Nathaniel Moncrieff wowed audiences in 2011 with SLEEPYHEAD and now, as 2012 begins, MKA brings you TINKERTOWN, another Australian Gothic from the talented Western Australian writer. Shooting, kidnapping, running away, shooting, cheap dirty speed balls, jukeboxes, dancing, coked-out sex, alcoholism, stabbing, shooting, lusting, fields by a high way, running away, a car park, robbery, service stations, passing out, hotel room, a salt lake and a scarecrow. You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your relatives, but sometimes you can kill them and sometimes you can kidnap them and then the cops can conduct an hour long chase scene after you through the harsh West Australian desert.
TINKERTOWN is another distinctly Australian, gothic-black comedy penned by Nathaniel Moncrieff and directed by MKA Artistic Director Tobias Manderson-Galvin.
MKA IN ASSOCIATION WITH THEATRE WORKS PRESENTS
TINKERTOWN BY NATHANIEL MONCRIEFF
PLAYWRIGHT NATHANIEL MONCRIEFF
DIRECTOR TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN
FEATURING STEVEN KENNEDY / REBECCA MEZEI / MARILYN HARRIS / CAMERON MOORE / VERONICA THOMAS AND FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY BRYNNE EDELSTEN
TINKERTOWN plays as a part of the MKA DOUBLE BILL with HOSE
Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda
(HOSE plays at 8pm)
(HOSE runs prior and also runs for 50min)
Full Price TINKERTOWN for $25 or see HOSE+TINKERTOWN for $40
Concession TINKERTOWN for $20 or see HOSE+TINKERTOWN for $35
Previews+Tuesdays TINKERTOWN for $15 or HOSE+TINKERTOWN for $30
PLAYWRIGHT NATHANIEL MONCRIEFF (PERTH) DIRECTOR TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN PRODUCER SOREN JENSEN FEATURING STEVEN KENNEDY / REBECCA MEZEI / MARILYN HARRIS / CAMERON MOORE / VERONICA THOMAS LIGHTING DESIGN ROB SOWINSKI COSTUME DESIGN CHLOE GREAVES STAGE DESIGN EUGYEENE TEH SOUND PRODUCTION MAT BLACKWELL ILLUSTRATION THERESE GERONIMO PUBLICITY KAITLYN CLARE PROMOTIONAL STILLS/TRAILER SARAH WALKER FEATURED IN TRAILER CASSIE FUMI / STEVEN KENNEDY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER GLYN ROBERTS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN
TINKERTOWN is presented by MKA in association with