YEN by Anna Jordan | KXT

 

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Cast from left to right: Jeremi Campese, Ryan Hodson, Hayley Pearl, and Meg Clarke. Photograph by Omnes Photography

YEN

Venue: Kings Cross Theatre, 244/248 William St, Kings Cross NSW 2011

Dates: 27 September – 13 October 2018

Tickets: $20 – $35

Running Time: 2 hours + interval

“I’m Bobbie. As in Bobbie Dazzler, my Nan says, although I don’t know who that is. And this is my brother Hench. He’s got a face for radio.”

Hench is 16, Bobbie is 14. They’re home alone in Feltham with their dog Taliban; playing PlayStation, streaming porn, watching the world go by. Sometimes their mum Maggie visits, usually with empty pockets and empty promises.

Then Jenny shows up.

YEN poignantly explores a childhood lived without boundaries and the consequences of being forced to grow up on your own.

Directed by Lucy Clements

Produced by Loredana Cross

Production Managed & Stage Managed by Christopher Starnawski

Set and Costume Designed by Ester Karuso-Thurn

Sound Designed by Chrysoulla Markoulli

Lighting Designed by Louise Mason

With Jeremi Campese, Meg Clarke, Ryan Hodson and Hayley Pearl

WARNINGS: Sexual violent themes involving minors, coarse language, drug references, sexual references, adult themes and smoking. Recommended for audiences 15 years and older.

4.5 Star Image

Audrey Journal

 

“Gripping”

Suzy Goes See

 

“Immersive”

Lisa Thatcher

 

“Incredible”

The Buzz From Sydney

 

“Superbly created theatre”

Sydney Arts Guide

 

“Raw, real and deeply emotional”

The AU Review