The Pyjama Girl’s body floats in a vat upon the stage, but she’s not going to take her death lying down! Helped and hindered by a dodgy cop, an avid young female reporter, a wild Irish priest, and a Fascist husband, she strives to unwrap the mystery that has kept her preserved in a bath of formaldehyde and in public view for ten controversial years.
Creating a literal splash on stage, this six-hander cabaret play delves into sexual politics and dives beneath the surface of 1940’s Sydney.
The vision for the play and the audience is for a cabaret feel with minimal set, fluid transitions across time and place, Brechtian and showbiz flair, a sense of whodunnit as well as social satire and intriguing storytelling from multiple perspectives. The female protagonist is an Australian historical icon – the fact that she emerges from her vat of preserving fluid to search for links between her life and death and the searches of four others who also need closure lends a deeper dimension than just the macabre murder mystery that set the country alight between 1934 and 1944. There is more to be buried than just the celebrated and desecrated corpse!
Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity
Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.
Tony ... Italian Tenor
Male, aged 33 and over
Applications closed 10 April 2021.