The Street Theatre will launch the 2010 Made in Canberra season with Love Cupboard, a new full length work written by emerging Canberra playwright Emma Gibson. Part whimsical fantasy, part comedy and part drama and all love story, Love Cupboard explores the darkness and light we all hold within, and the conditions and abuses perpetrated in the name of love.
Warren has a secret. Two years ago his schoolgirl girlfriend Annabel went missing, and her family and friends fear she is dead. But Warren knows the truth. Having run away to be with him, she hides in his cupboard by day and spends her nights with him. But with the outside world closing in on them, Annabel can’t stay hidden forever and the truth will come out.
“It’s a story about love, obsession and loss,” explains playwright Emma Gibson. “The idea came to me late at night when I was half-watching TV and thought a subtitle said ‘Love Cupboard’. It didn’t, but I thought it was such an interesting title I had to write it down. From those two words, the rest of the concept formed that night—what if you loved someone so much you were willing to give up the rest of the world and live in a cupboard just to be with them?”
Emma Gibson represented Australia as a delegate at the World Interplay young playwrights festival in Cairns last year, where she workshopped the script. “It’s amazing how much the script has changed and it continues to surprise me. I hope it will surprise audiences too.”
The Street Theatre and Hot New Sensation present
VENUE Street 2, Childers St Canberra City West
SEASON Thursday 29 April 2010—Saturday 1 May at 7.30 pm
Twilight performance Sunday 2 May at 4 pm.
Bookings on 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au.