BLUE CHRISTMAS

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New Ghosts Theatre Company and the IGNITE Collective presented their debut work BLUE CHRISTMAS at Kings Cross Theatre from the 11th – 22nd December 2019. A double bill featuring two new Australian plays by award winning playwrights Katy Warner and Gretel Vella, BLUE CHRISTMAS was the outcome of a year long development through New Ghosts’ ground breaking initiative IGNITE Collective.

It’s Christmas. Jess has treated her long-time, high-school friends with a holiday to a tropical paradise. Jess can do that sort of thing now. What was supposed to be a chance for them to reconnect is interrupted. Suddenly. Unexpectedly. Violently. Whisked away to the airport to wait for the next flight, there are no flights in or out.

Six women wait as tension grows with the reality of what they’ve seen and what they’ve escaped sinks in. What is the right thing, the good thing, to do: stay or leave? They are good people, after all.

Written by Katy Warner (Shortlisted for Theate503 Playwriting Award & the Green Room Award, winner of Melbourne Fringe Peoples Choice Award & WA Touring Award), Good People exposes the privilege of a millennial generation with humour, candor and a brutal lens.

Arrogant twenty-something Edith seeks refuge in an inner-city Women’s Shelter on Christmas Day. Over dinner, turkeys are served, stories are shared and truths are revealed.

Written by Gretel Vella (screenwriter for Doctor Doctor, winner of the 2018 ATYP Foundation Commission), Shandy’s Corner depicts the remarkable and often unnoticed work of Women’s Shelters and the power of solidarity and frien

dship in ending violence.

★★★★
Audrey Journal

“Fabulously entertaining”
Suzy Goes See

“An unforgettable theatre experience”
Night Writes

“Tough, punchy theatre”
SMH

Directed by Lucy Clements
Produced by Loredana Cross
Production Managed by Louise Mason
Stage Managed by Jennifer Jackson
Sound Design by Clare Hennessy
Lighting Design by Kate Baldwin
Set Design by Ruru Zhu
Costume Design by Angela Doherty

Good People
Written by Katy Warner
Featuring Clementine Anderson, Laura Djanegara, Sasha Dyer, Chika Ikogwe, Jane Watt and Emma Wright.

Shandy’s Corner
Written by Gretel Vella
Featuring Clementine Anderson, Meg Clarke, Laura Djanegara, Harriet Gordon-Anderson, Zoe Jensen and Vaishnavi Suryaprakash.

Photographs by Chantel Bann. Graphic Design by Loredana Cross.