Offering a glimpse into how human beings operate in extreme times, S-27 explores how far people go and who they will betray to save themselves. Audiences will be thrust into the dystopian world in which the play exists through an immersive experience that will unfold in FAC’s rooms and winding halls.
Written by award-winning UK playwright Sarah Grochala, S-27 was inspired by the history of Cambodia’s S-21 prison under the rule of the Khmer Rouge, drawing on prison records and interviews.
It follows May, a photographer who must document dissenters who have rebelled against the Organisation, an authoritarian regime. Each scene tests where her loyalties lie – with her fellow human beings, the people she once loved or the Organisation? And what if you were next?
S-27 follows the success of Feet First Collective’s acclaimed production Frankenstein: Some Assembly Required for the 2016 Fremantle Festival.
Trinity Emery Rowe
Producer, Director and Movement Coach: Teresa Izzard
Designer: Laura Heffernan
Sound Design: John Congear
Lighting Design: Andrew Portwine
Stage Manager: Sophie Paice
Fight Director: Andy Fraser
Co-Producer: Ross Mackenzie
Associate Producer and Assistant Director: Lauren Beeton
Assistant Stage Manager: Keely Moloney
Production Managers: Ross Mackenzie and Andrew Portwine
Marketing and Publicity: Tracy Routledge
Photographer and Videographer: John Congear
Graphic Designer: Joseph Dennis
The audience is invited to bond at the venue bar pre-show. Audience members must be 15+ or accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Because of the immersive nature of this work, audience members are required to stand, walk and climb stairs prior to the performance, although there will be seats for the majority of the work.
Fremantle Arts Centre does not have wheelchair access to the first floor. Audiences are encouraged to wear comfortable attire.
The performance is approximately 80 minutes without intermission.
Feet First Collective
Feet First Collective is a boutique producing house that makes contemporary independent theatre. Feet First is about bold, brave ideas that encompass artistic development for the members of the collective and evocative and challenging experiences for audiences. Feet First uses theatre as a magnifying glass to focus on stories and themes that have urgency and contemporary resonance.