I saw her call for her mother... I thought it was strange.
On a night as warm as day time - but night time - Honey submits to the perfumes of fate. On a midnight quest to force a woman to be her mother, Honey is sucked into a cosmic fabric that tickles her, but that she can't understand. Each stitch she unpicks, each housemate that dies, each terrible disguise, each kidnap, each vision - each brings her where and for why and with who? As greater and greater forces dip their toes in her mouth, Honey is manipulated past the point of no return and spirals down beneath the hallucinated city she was born in. The cat! The snake! The child! A trick! A secret! And up rises the winter moon. And over flies you, a beautiful flock of baby birds. And there goes Honey; she gets tossed in the river all the same.
Zagazig is a gory and dreamlike chase through a nighttime Brisbane. An excavation of magical thinking. Action packed, music filled, loud, quiet and fast/slow - a theatre for the middle of the night but it won't be but PRETEND! PRETEND!
Written and directed by Esther Dougherty
Eli Free as Honey
Luke Diamond as Kitty
Severin Faust as Apep
Kundai Walter Gotore as The Ibis
Liam Linane as Fly, Dancer #1, Björn, and Death
Siobhan Gibbs as Amelia, Dancer #2, Nonie, and Haunted Drawers
Phoebe Manning as Cowboy, Pot Plant, and Tommy
Ben Snaith as Victor and Diane
Damien Crisis as Chorus
Harry Doherty as Chorus
Beetel Miyela as Chorus
Hannah Winn as Chorus
Sound Design and live score performed by James Eyre Walker, with SOLCHLD
With special guests Guppy
Movement Direction by Yuki Tanaguchi
Set Design by Clo Love and Seren Wagstaff
Costumes by Asia
Lighting by Steven May
Projection by Nevin Howell
Stage Management by Kian Dillon
Co-produced by Esther Dougherty and Tori Barlow with support from Kian Dillon
Marketing and Production support from T'keya Chambers
Poster Design by Clo Love
Presented by Curtain World
Run time: 120min
Doors 30min before show starts
Wednesday June 21 - PREVIEW: 6 - 8.30pm
Thursday June 22 - OPENING NIGHT: 6.30 - 9pm
Friday June 23: 6.30 - 9pm
Saturday June 24 - MATINEE: 12.30 - 3pm and CLOSING NIGHT 6.30 - 9pm
ACCESSIBILITY: Venue is wheelchair accessible, with limited but flexible front row wheelchair and ambulant seating available. Parking at entrance by request only - please contact email@example.com to ensure you will have the parking and seating you need. Bathrooms are on the ground floor, but cubicles are not wheelchair or ambulant accessible.
Loud music and sudden semi-blackouts throughout. Strobing.
CONTENT WARNING: Adult content, simulated violence, sexual references, nudity - Recommended 13+
Zagazig is performed on the unceded lands of the Jagera and Turrbal peoples. We pay respect to elders, and acknowledge enduring sovereignty. VENTspace stands alongside Musgrave Park, which has long been an important meeting and ceremonial site for First Nations people. We pay our respects to the long history of that place, and honour the significance of performing near that place.
Always was, and always will be Aboriginal land.