and Abel

Created by Kate Davis & Emma Valente
Director Emma Valente

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 15 May – 8 June 2014
  • Duration Approx 1 hour (no interval)

    A co-production with THE RABBLE

    And while they were in the field Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
    Genesis 4

    The biblical story of Cain and Abel is the story of the first act of violence – an act that ricocheted across millennia and divided civilisations. It is the genesis of a vision of history as man on man, brother on brother, blood on the earth.

    Cain and Abel is a show about violence and reinventing history, made by women. Melbourne theatre-makers THE RABBLE are a law unto themselves, and it’s thrilling to see.

    Their method is basically to take a big idea, lock themselves in a room, and make a piece of theatre. The big idea here is the tale from Genesis and its many iterations – Milton and Byron, Baudelaire and Baby Jane.

    After the knock-out success of Orlando and The Story of O in Melbourne, Cain and Abel is the next installment in THE RABBLE’s assault on the great stories of Western civilisation.


    Created by Kate Davis & Emma Valente
    Director Emma Valente
    Set & Costume Designer Kate Davis
    Lighting & Sound Designer Emma Valente
    Stage Manager Mel Dyer
    Directing Secondment Rachel Roberts
    Design Secondments Nick Fry, Tyler Hawkins
    Observer James Jackson


    Dana Miltins
    Mary Helen Sassman

    Production Images images by Brett Boardman
    Rehearsal Images images by Brett Boardman

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