Media Release 11 June 2016

CRISTINA IN THE CUPBOARD by Paul Gilchrist

“Poignant and beautiful…a timeless work that speaks with intellectual and emotional clarity.” SUZY GOES SEE

“Insightful and evocative writing…often side splittingly funny.” SOUTH SYDNEY HERALD

13- 30 July2016.
Opening Night: Fri 15 July 2016 at 8.00pm
The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville

A spellbinding experiment in comic magic realism by critically acclaimed Australian writer Paul Gilchrist, CRISTINA IN THE CUPBOARD comes to The Depot Theatre in Marrickville for a three week season in July. This story of an unusual retreat, and a remarkable victory plays 8pm Wed to Sat and 5pm Sun, 13 30 July 2016. Playful and provocative, CRISTINA IN THE CUPBOARD tells of one woman’s quest to live life entirely on her own terms.

Everyone needs time out. Not everyone does it like this. Cristina is a contemporary woman. Intelligent. Capable. But she’s not satisfied with what’s on offer. Life seems too small. So she takes the extraordinary step of withdrawing from society. Join Cristina on a breathtaking inner journey as she meets a host of fantastic, hyperbolic characters, navigates illusion, weathers dismay, and discovers wonder.

Paul Gilchrist is a Sydney based writer and director. His work has been produced locally, interstate and overseas. He is the co founder of subtlenuance, a company dedicated solely to the production of original Australian work. Originally produced by subtlenuance in 2013, this production is directed by Julie Baz (co artistic director of The Depot Theatre)
and designed by David Jeffrey (also co artistic director), with assistant director, Lillian Silk. It features a terrific line up of some of Sydney’s indie theatre talent: Nyssa Hamilton, Teale Howie, David Jeffrey, Emily McGowan, Tasha O’Brien, Sarah Plummer, Lucy Quill and Rachael Williams.

“The Depot Theatre punches well above its weight, presenting
well produced, confidently performed shows that both entertain and inspire.” WEEKEND NOTES

The Depot Theatre is a not for profit theatre situated within and supported by the historic Addison Road Centre, a thriving inner west hub for culture, arts and the environment visited by over 200,000 people annually. The Depot Theatre challenges and entertains its audiences with theatre that is accessible, affordable and – most importantly – a really fun night out. Coming up next after CRISTINA IN THE CUPBOARD in their 2016 Season is the new Australian play, A NEST OF SKUNKS by James Balian & Roger Vickery and presented by Collaborations Theatre Group, followed by BIJOU A CABARET OF SECRETS and Seduction, written and performed by Chrissie Shaw, presented by Small Shows Productions.