12th August 2016
Presented by: Theatre Works and OpticNerve
By George Eliot, adapted by Helen Edmundson
By arrangement with THE AGENCY (London) Ltd
Maggie Tulliver grows up in a provincial English town, where her quick imagination and intelligence are stifled. Her story spans fifteen years and begins when Maggie is nine years old. Relationships with her parents, brother and various suitors reinforce the social norms she is forced to embrace yet ultimately she triumphs in an act of free will. Both Maggie Tulliver and George Eliot were women ahead of their time. At the time of publishing under her pseudonym, George Eliot, no one suspected her gender because the writing was considered to be too good to be written by a woman.
OpticNerve weaves this tale for both women highlighting the collision of opposites and the tension between inner and outer forces. The intense physicality of the work becomes a language of innermost thoughts and emotions where 8 actors playing 17 characters promise a world of haunting resonance and mesmerizing moments.
'You'll be hearing about OpticNerve for months and I hope years to come. The company reminds us theatre is not just words spoken, but words made flesh' - Chris Boyd, Herald Sun
'It's a knock-out: elegant, beautiful, intelligent, passionate theatre. It is the kind of theatre that devours your whole attention without your quite noticing. And at the end you are released, at once exhausted and nourished, into the complexities of your own life' - Alison Croggon, Theatre Notes
Venue: Theatre Works St Kilda
14 Acland Street, St Kilda
12th August 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ticket Price includes GST
Bookings Close: 7th August 2016