It’s his first day out of prison in 10 years, so 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 escape the cops… and to get to know each other.
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.
“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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Presented in association with TheatreWorks in St Kilda, as part of the MKA Double Feature, along with ‘Hose’ by Bridget Mackey.
PLAYWRIGHT NATHANIEL MONCRIEFF (PERTH)
DIRECTOR TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN
PRODUCER SOREN JENSEN
FEATURING STEVEN KENNEDY / REBECCA MEZEI / MARILYN HARRIS / CAMERON MOORE / VERONICA THOMAS
and for one night only BRYNNE EDELSTEN
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