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The Dark Room by Angela Betzien


VERSION: Digital Download & Hardcopy options
THEMES: Violence, Sex, Police, Isolation
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
CAST SIZE: 5 – 6 Cast Members

A lonely motel somewhere in the Northern Territory. 


Angela Betzien‘s The Dark Room is a timely reflection on the conflict between what we ask of society and what it asks of us.


A lonely motel somewhere. Deep in the night, six lost souls play out a small, distant tragedy of lovesickness and social breakdown – only it’s not the same night. The Dark Room is a beautifully formed thriller about the startling idea that, no matter how far apart we are in distance and time, we are all responsible for each other.


The Dark Room premiered in 2009 with the HotBend Ensemble and the Sydney Theatre Company Push Program, with a subsequent season at Belvoir St, 2011.

ISBN: 978 1 921390 95 1

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Weight 0.250 kg


"... one of the most gripping nights spent in a theatre this, or any, year."

Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise, November 2011

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