Since its launch in 2015, KXT (Kings Cross Theatre) has presented new, risky, great theatre. In 2018 the dynamic theatre company behind the programming, bAKEHOUSE, will continue this.
KXT aim for 2018 to be the year of theatre for change. The season includes five world premieres, nine Australian premieres, five new works from Australian writers and the development of new works by nine writers. There are also two major social justice programmes developed from community collaborations.
Kicking off in January is Will O’Mahoney’s ‘Tonsils And Tweezers’ directed by Michael Abercromby, followed by highlights including Enda Walsh’s ‘The Walworth Farce’ directed by Kim Hardwick for Workhorse Theatre Company; Clare Barron’s ‘You Got Older’ directed by Claudia Barrie for Mad March Hare returning after her 2017 smash hit ‘Dry Land’; and the premiere of Justin Fleming’s ‘Dresden’, directed by Suzanne Millar for bAKEHOUSE and starring Yalin Ozucelik as Adolf Hitler.
Daniel Keene’s ‘The Serpent’s Teeth’ will also play, directed by Kristine Landon-Smith.
A dynamic list of directors will work on this season. Directors including Shaun Rennie with ‘Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist’, Erin Taylor with ‘A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing’ and Alastair Clarke with ‘Ironbound’. While exciting young artists in the season include Lucy Clements directing ‘Yen’, Jessica Arthur directing Laura Lethlean’s new work ‘Two Hearts’, Rebecca Blake and Amy Morcom with a first staging of ‘Rotterdam’ and Carissa Licciardello alongside Gretal Vella with ‘The Hysteric’.
Rounding out the huge year will be new work ‘StoryLines’, developed in partnership with award-winning NGO, Cana Community.
“bAKEHOUSE is so proud of the incredible growth of KXT. It’s developed into an exciting venue that’s both accessible and affordable, invested in the sustainability of independent companies and artists, and known for works of excellence. We’re looking forward to another year of theatre for change,” bAKEHOUSE co-Artistic Director Suzanne Millar says.