Chutney is sweet, bitter, spicy, and special. A relationship of flavours, not unlike the unions humankind share.
Journey to the mythical South-Eastern land of Loomagado, where the relationship between a father and daughter is complex and strained. Living in a foreign place with an unknown culture has begun to take its toll, and parent-sibling rivalry is at its peak.
Using puppetry, music, dance, and drama, Chutney takes us on an allegorical exploration of relationship – between father and daughter, and between Australia and our near-Northern neighbours.
Chutney is influenced by Kabuki, Balinese dance, mime, and other Eastern music and movement techniques.
First produced by Magpie Theatre, Adelaide in 1992, Chutney has also been performed outdoors in Central Australia and Aboriginal communities, as well as major theatre venues in Japan, Singapore, Queensland, and South Australia.
Published alongside Toxic by Maryanne Lynch