Jane has become disillusioned with her job as a writer, coming up listicles and fluff pieces and never doing anything that feels important or meaningful. She quits in disgust, knowing that this will mean that she and her housemate and best friend, Kel, will have to struggle to pay the rent. Out of the blue, a stranger named Roy turns up, looking for a place live and offering a month's rent in advance. He seems like the answer to their prayers, but turns out to be quite the opposite. The strangely "beige" seeming Roy is a demon who drags Jane to Hell. It's up to Kel to rescue her before Jane's soul is trapped forever.
Emma Black as Kel is bombastic, apparently channelling Rebel Wilson with her take no prisoners attitude - "Jeff Goldblum in the streets and Jeff Goldblum in the sheets". Kayla Robinson as Jane is a convincing heroine, and Daniel Simpson is both hilarious and chilling as the creepy Roy. It's refreshing to see a story of an intense female friendship, albeit a rather dysfunctional one. There's laughter, tears and appallingly bad karaoke (or just "karaoke").
Jane and Kel Go to Hell is a production of Share House Theatre, a Brisbane based independent theatre company with a focus on "gutsy stories that resonate with young adults". It was written by Brisbane playwright Steve Pirie, of the Mixtape Theatre Collective, and directed by Maddie Nixon.
Jane and Kel Go To Hell is about friendship, love and finding your way through life's disappointments. It's a riotously funny play, full of wit, wisdom and a fair sprinkling of coarse language. It will be showing at the Lumen Room in the Metro Arts Theatre on:
Thursday 5th of April 7:30pm Friday 6th of April 7:30pm Saturday 7th of April 1pm Saturday 7th of April 7:30pm