Razor Gang Wars: The Rise of Tilly Devine & Kate Leigh | Actors Anonymous & Blancmange Productions

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It’s been a few years since Deadhouse: Tales of Sydney Morgue dove into the underground history of Sydney’s streets but this third season turns its focus on the infamous and iconic duo of Tilly Devine and Kate Leigh. But while Tilly and Kate were making names for themselves as famous female criminals, there were women on the other side of the law taking advantage of their own opportunities.

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Razorhurst Walking Tour | Blancmange Productions

In the 1920s and 30s, Sydney earned a variety of newspaper nicknames including Knifehurst and Bottlehurst but the one that stuck was Razorhurst. Blancmange Productions returns this year with another true crime event that dives into the actual locations of murder and revenge during some of Sydney’s bloodiest years.

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Simmonds & Newcombe: The Deadly Run | Actors Anonymous & Blancmange Productions

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For the second instalment of DEADHOUSE: Tales of Sydney Morgue’s second season, Actors Anonymous and Blancmange Productions bring to light a classic story of the Australian bloke. Kevin Simmonds and Leslie Newcombe were underdogs whose petty crimes and dangerous mistakes set them on the run.

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Louisa Collins: A Poison Crown | Actors Anonymous & Blancmange Productions

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DEADHOUSE: Tales of Sydney Morgue returns for its second season presenting site-specific and interactive theatre experiences to reveal the hidden history of Sydney. Inspired by Caroline Overington’s book Last Woman Hanged, Louisa Collins: A Poison Crown explores the mystery surrounding two deaths, four trials, and a woman hanged.

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