Montague Basement and Red Line Productions present The Great Australian Play.
Australia, 1930. As the Great Depression tightens its grip on a hungry, fledgling nation, Harold Bell Lasseter charms everyone with his story of a fabulously wealthy “reef” of gold hidden in the vast Interior. Brave adventurers set off in search of riches and salvation... but the expedition descends into a nightmare.
Australia, 2022. Lockdowns and relentless funding cuts have left the arts community weary and desperate. Five intrepid screenwriters lock themselves away to create the next great Australian story out of the myth of Lasseter’s Reef. But for these unlucky souls, trapped inside a story they haven’t begun to understand, the real nightmare is yet to begin.
After a Green Room-nominated season at Melbourne's Theatre Works in 2020, Kim Ho and Montague Basement have reimagined this ingenious satire for a post-pandemic Australia.
Presented by Montague Basement and Red Line Productions
Written by Kim Ho
Story by Kim Ho and Saro Lusty-Cavallari
Director, Video and Sound Designer: Saro Lusty-Cavallari
Producer: Imogen Gardam
Associate Producer: Rachael Adamson
Set and Costume Designer: Kate Beere
Lighting Designer: Kate Baldwin
Stage Manager: Justice Georgopoulos
Design Assistant: Serena Pollock
Cast: Lucinda Howes, Kurt Pimblett, Rachel Seeto, Idam Sondhi, Mây Trần
Red Line Productions is a registered COVID Safe business.