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Wolf Lullaby by Oily Rag Theatre - Review

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by Kristy Dee (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living in the heart of Adelaide and enjoying everything this fabulous place has to offer.
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An enthralling dark psychological thriller

"A Small Australian town. A horrific crime. The suspect is nine years old" sets up the mood for this dark psychological thriller from Hillary Bell. Wolf Lullaby explores mental illness, parent struggles and the "nature vs. nurture" debate.

An unspeakable crime, a small child is found dead in the "weeds". The questions begin; who did it? Why did they do it? Was it a child? Is it my fault?

Sit back and watch as each actor faultlessly play their roles, most notably Shannon Gray as Lizzie Gael, the prime suspect of only nine years old. Her parents (brilliantly played by Heather Crawford and Lyndon Cullen-Reid) torn between protecting their child while also trying to ignore their instincts. Both fighting against the reality that their daughter may have done it. But did she?

Damien White as Ray Armstrong, the police officer in charge of the case, is also impressive. His hard exterior eventually softens as he faces the reality that a nine-year-old could have committed this awful crime.

The realisation at the end is thought-provoking and unsettling, all at the same time. You can't help but be enthralled as this confronting subject is played out beautifully; you want to know more as you find yourself being caught up in the questions. How and why could this happen?

This is for a limited season, so be sure to book your tickets
here and watch out for any future work by this talented group of quality artists.
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When: 3 and 5 May at 7.30 p.m., 4, 5, 11, 12 May at 8 p.m.
Where: Holden Street Theatres, 34 Holden St, Hindmarsh SA 5007
Cost: Adult $20 Concession and groups of 6 or more $16, School groups $12
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