ABOUT THE SHOW
Nothing like hitting the road to leave your troubles behind.
With the horizon ahead of them, Cole and Sky drive into the guts of the country in search of freedom. Cole’s dad is sick, Sky is bored of the corporate ladder, and so they’re excited to hit the road and leave their problems behind.
Their new-found freedom is underscored by a long-forgotten mix tape buried deep in the glovebox, but out of the static emerges the past. When secrets start to leak from the car, dingoes begin to stalk them, and the bush seems more haunting than before. The road trip games aren’t fun anymore.
Horizon keeps who we are in the rear-view mirror and asks us what it is we can see in the heat-distorted bitumen ahead?
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Playlab Theatre seeks to challenge perspectives of Australian culture through Australian theatre. Uniquely, Playlab Theatre does this through developing, publishing and producing new Australian theatre with playwrights at the center of the creative process.
Playlab Theatre and this project are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
CAST AND CREW
Playwright: Maxine Mellor
Director + Dramaturg: Ian Lawson
Cast: Julian Curtis & Ashlee Lollback
AV Designer: Nathan Sibthorpe
Lighting Designer: David Walters
Sound Designer: Guy Webster
QLD SENIOR SYLLABUS CONNECTONS
Drama – Unit 2: Reflect (Australian Gothic Theatre)
Drama In Practice – Unit A: Collaboration (Cinematic Theatre), Unit C: Contemporary (Cinematic Theatre)
Film, Television and New Media – Unit 2: Story Forms
Download the Educational Notes.
Horizon by Maxine Mellor won the 2022 AWGIE Award for Best Stage Original Script and the David Williamson Prize.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Suitable for ages 15+
Contains adult themes
Contains coarse language
Contains sexual references
Contains simulated violence