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"Squeezed into the tight confines of Red Stitch Theatre is a large-scale patchwork wooden sign. Despite faded paint and missing wood panels, the name written on the sign is unmistakable – it’s ‘Wittenoom’, the now defunct town 1100km north east of Perth and the site of the greatest occupational health and safety tragedy in Australia’s history... Yet there is a lingering threat shadowing this festive opening, one that Set Designer Dann Barber evokes perfectly. Scores of crumpled wattle pepper the floor while every rafter of the lumbering wooden sign of Wittenoom is piled with a pale blue dust that trickles down at the slightest touch."

Australian Arts Review, Guy Webster  

FEBRUARY 05, 2023


Writer Mary Anne Butler
Director Susie Dee
Set & Costume Design Dann Barber
Lighting Design Rachel Burke
Composition/Sound Design Ian Moorhead
Asst. Lighting Design Spencer Herd
Stage Manager/Assistant Director
Cassandra Fumi
Assistant Stage Manager Georgina Bright

Cast Emily Goddard, Caroline Lee


"The contributions of the other ‘creatives’ are perfectly, cohesively integrated.  Rachel Burke’s lighting can change the mood and suggest the harsh light of the Pilbara with its fleeting clouds.  Ian Moorhead’s sound design is subtle and disturbing.  As for Dann Barber’s set, it is inspired: a crumbling, derelict structure to represent a derelict town, hollowed out bodies and dying hopes."

Stage Whispers, Michael Brindley

FEBRUARY 05, 2023

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