Hush | New Ghosts Theatre Company

Image by Clare Hawley

It’s symbolic that a play about difficult birthing stories would have such a protracted pregnancy spanning from Lucy Clement’s idea in 2019 to the stage in 2022 after multiple postponements due to the pandemic. But the frustrating process reflected the feelings of uncertainty, fear, disappointment, and resentment in these women’s experiences, the sides not often shared about motherhood.

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Iphigenia in Splott | New Ghosts Theatre Company

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Effie talks back to strangers on the street. She subsists on binge drinking and guilting her granny out of spare tenners. Effie is the kind of person you avoid eye contact with but, this time, she’s talking directly to you and you’re going to listen.

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Blue Christmas | New Ghosts Theatre Company

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For the inaugural production of IGNITE Collective, New Ghosts Theatre brings two new Australian works about disfunctional and unusual Christmas celebrations to the stage. In Good People, the hours spent waiting in an airport stretch into unfathomable eternity while the women of Shandy’s Corner learn to lean on each other in times of grief and joy.

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YEN | New Ghosts Theatre Company with bAKEHOUSE

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We are living in desolate times. Politically, socially, and economically the Western world is struggling. YEN, a 2013 play from English playwright Anna Jordan, zeros in on a flat in a dodgy English town called Feltham and the small horrors that take place there. Under different circumstances, this could be a simple boy-meets-girl love story; but under different circumstances it might not have happened at all.

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