14 Mar 2024 - 30 May 2024 (2 performances)
West Australian Opera
C: Helen Kruger
Starring: Prudence Sanders, Emma Pettemerides, Helen Kruger, Jane Cameron, Andy Skinner, James Huntingford, Noeleen Wright, Christian Read, Jacqueline Dosso
WA Museum Boola Bardip - Perth, Australia
Set and costume designer Zoe Atkinson, together with director Matthew Lutton, describe this as a space where light and life are absent, a nocturnal subconscious prison. The almost barren set was punctuated by a huge staircase and very little else but a few shabby looking rehearsal room and school chairs. My initial curiosity about the incongruous nature of the chairs and the three modern branded water bottles set around the stage was cleared up by Lutton: “the whole production is filtered through Elektra’s eyes and anything or anyone she has no emotional connection with is dealt with perfunctorily and plainly”.