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In 1440 Frenchman Gilles De Rais was burned and hanged for the suspected deaths of almost 400 boys. A powerful reimagining of the last days of one of history's most horrifying killers and his search for redemption through the love of another tortured soul. Poetic, erotic and moving, this visually stunning story of two men who - faced with their impending deaths - find love and forgiveness in each others' arms. 'Dark and intimate setting, serves well the narrative to come, which at times is unsettling but also poignant' (Stage Whispers). Ages 16+.
Out Cast Theatre (Australia).
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Monstrous Acts4 Aug 2012
Bluebeard inspires 15th century prison romance
The first ten minutes of this production from Australia’s Out Cast Theatre are wordless. When the dialogue finally kicks in, it rather punctures the wonderfully charged atmosphere of the opening scenes, which establish the power dynamic between a pair…
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