"Fairytale", "crass" and "black comedy" are not terms you'd usually expect to find in the same sentence. But they're essential ingredients in BREAD CRUMBS, a new dramatic recipe that has been cooked up for this year's Poppy Seed Festival in Melbourne.
"For centuries fairy tales have been used to educate and entertain – yet so often at the heart of these beloved fables lies something twisted, sexist and sinister to which we tend to turn a blind eye. Domestic violence is a prominent issue in Australia and this work shows the impact, insecurities and problems it has on the younger generation," said Nichol.
Beginning in the relatively secure bubble of a traditional fairy tale, BREAD CRUMBS "quickly morphs into a dark and sinister world where anything is possible and nothing is as it seems". Somewhat ironically, this 60-minute theatre experience will be staged at Melbourne's Meat Market.