The Age of Entitlement (2014)
“This show is sold out for good reason.” – Maryann Wright Stage Whispers
“Working on the assumption that a review is about 250 words long, I could repeat the phrase, “You really, really have to see this show!” 31.25 times.” - Judith Greenaway, Sydney Arts Guide
“I was blown out of the water with this production.” – Sydney Weekend Notes
The Age of Entitlement was a critically acclaimed sell out production in 2014.
Set in a real 19th century mansion, the audience were immersed in the action, free to roam from floor to floor, room to room, whenever they wanted. The audience could follow a narrative strand by observing any of the twenty characters. Staged across seven rambling rooms, with action occurring simultaneously in all of the rooms , over two levels, The Age of Entitlement propelled the audience into the action, immersing them within a multi-layered story.
The Age of Entitlement was a story of love corrupted by wealth and ambition. Where a young activist who later became a seasoned politician, struggled with the pitfalls of power. This production allowed the audience to decide if she was successful or fatally compromised. Every night was different because the audience controlled her’s and the other character’s destiny.
The show was set in a postmodern world, where the costumes and set design were inspired by the grime of the industrial age combined with the glamour of the vaudeville era, with a modern twist. The show was entirely underscored by original music and soundscapes, with songs by a show stopping singing diva.
Producer/Director: Duncan Maurice; Playwright: Saman Shad; Musical Director: David Herrero; Costume, Hair and Make Up Designer: Alex PF Jackson; Lighting Designer: Christopher Pages; Set Designers: Jo Parkin and Shane Robertson; Assistant Director; Angela Blake; Photographer; Chris Evans: Assistant Costume Designer: Kimberley Hart. Photo and Videographer Chris Evans
Cast: Adam Connelly, Alison Crew, Amelia Tranter, Aston Campbell, Charles Upton, Christina Sankari, Danny Gubbay, Eli King, Ezequiel Martinez, Giulia Clemente, Julia Landrey, Latisha Owens, Mark Williamson, Moreblessing Maturure, Paloma Alma, Rowan McDonald, Sage Godrei, Sharon Zeeman and Tess Marshall.
The Age of Entitlement was supported by The Harbour Foreshore Authorities, The Rocks Pop-Up Program.