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Back to Back Theatre Collection


THEMES: Responsibility, Human Rights, Sexual Politics, AI, Myth, Death, Fragility, Dark and Light, Vulnerability & Superpower, Acting & Performance,
SUITABLE FOR: Senior Years & Adults

Inspired by its own ensemble of actors, Back to Back Theatre is a leading voice in contemporary world theatre.


Multi-award-winning, Geelong-based Back to Back Theatre creates new forms of contemporary theatre to question the assumptions about what is possible in theatre and the assumptions we hold about ourselves and others. Imagined from the minds and experiences of a unique ensemble of actors with disabilities, the new works weave the personal, the political and the cosmic and further conversations with audiences and previous works.


The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes is a story about individual and collective responsibility. At a public meeting, the type of meeting you would hope to happen in a certain kind of democracy, there are many voices. How do we come together to make decisions that are in the best interest of a civic society?

Set inside a vast, awe-inspiring inflatable, Lady Eats Apple is a story about the inevitability of death, our fragility and the myths and illusions we create to fortify ourselves.

Super Discount is a classic narrative of a hero fighting back from early setbacks to a new position of insight and strength. It questions who we choose to be and choose others to be, and what it means to act and our motivations for acting.


The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Became was first produced at Carriageworks on 25 September, 2019, Geelong Arts Centre on 03 October, 2019, and Melbourne Internationals Arts Festival on 09 October, 2019.

Lady Eats Apple was first produced at the Hammer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne on 08 October, 2016, as part of the Melbourne Festival.

Super Discount was first produced at the Sydney Theatre Company on 25 September, 2013 and the Malthouse Theatre on 15 November, 2013.

ISBN: 978 1 922424 49 5

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Weight 0.250 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 0.5 cm

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