Attempts on Her Life
15 - 30 July, 2022
ATTEMPTS ON HER LIFE by Martin Crimp
Directed by Saro Lusty-Cavallari
with Lucy Burke, Bridget Haberecht, Lucinda Howes, Ebony Tucker and Josephine Lee
I feel like a screen. Like a TV screen where everything from the front looks real and alive, but round the back there’s just dust and a few wires.
Meet Anne. Annie. Anya. Anushka. The New Anny - which comes with electric windows as standard! From the streets of the Mediterranean to Parisian boulevards. The cover of Vogue to a local singles group. Her name is on the lips of police, lawyers, film execs, doctors, terrorists, art critics, mum and dad. She’s a pornographic movie star, a killer and a brand of car.
Martin Crimp’s 1997 masterpiece has been perplexing and inspiring audiences for almost two decades. Written against the backdrop of media saturation, Eastern European conflict and a spike in right wing terrorism the play has never felt more vital. After years honing their craft at the beloved, Kings Cross Theatre, Montague Basement are putting it all on the table for one final farewell to the venue with a production that is sure to be remembered.
Content warning: contains strobe lighting; descriptions of sexual assault, suicide and violence; and racist, ableist and homophobic language
TICKETS: $45 Adult / $35 Concession
PREVIEWS 15, 16, 17, 19 July only $30
THURSDAY Under 30s discount: apply code KXT20FOR20s to Adult tickets only avail for Thursday perfs
RUN TIME: the approx run time for this show is 90 mins. This will be updated closer to the season
Directed by Saro Lusty-Cavallari: Assistant Director Persephone Hitzke-Deane Producers Claire Ferguson and Imogen Gardam; Set and Costume Designer Rita Naidu Lighting Designer Sam Read Sound and Video Designer Saro Lusty-Cavallari Stage Manager Charlotte Breene
Presented by Montague Basement