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Bathory Begins by Emme Hoy and Gretel Vella


THEMES: Survival, Good vs. Evil, Horror
LENGTH: 90 Minutes
CAST SIZE: 14, Large Cast
SUITABLE FOR: Middle Years

Girls vs. boys. Public vs. private… And an undead woman of the night. Things were never going to end well.

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Emme Hoy and Gretel Vella’s Bathory Begins was the 2017 winner of the ATYP Foundation Commission.


Year 10 Art teacher Mrs Bathory is most definitely a reincarnation of the sadistic, serial-killer Countess, Erzebet Báthory. It’s pretty obvious to her class of seven —yes, seven — girls. The last remaining survivors. When the students in 10F decide to pull the prank of the century and destroy the beast for good, there’s just one thing that stands in their way. The private schoolboys from Judas Gents have arrived, and they don’t feel so comfortable with murder.

Girls vs. boys. Public vs. private… And an undead woman of the night. Things were never going to end well.


Bathory Begins was first produced by ATYP and Q Theatre, premiering at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on 11 September 2019.

ISBN: 978 1 925338 91 1

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Weight 0.250 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 0.5 cm

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