Tooth and Sinew kick off the 2017 KXT season with a topical and controversial play
“I hate this place, but it’s our place…”
A boy has to write an essay, an essay on a national hero. Someone who sacrifices everything for what they believe in. Someone deep in the hearts of their countrymen. Who achieved victory despite seemingly impossible odds.
He chooses Osama bin Laden. And his neighbours aren’t happy.
You don’t need evidence for terrorists. And the best way to protect what you love is to destroy what you hate.
When Osama the Hero premiered in 2005 in London, police were stationed at the doors of the theatre for fear of a violent backlash, and it remains horrifyingly relevant today. Brexit, Trump and the growing spectre of the alt-Right are only the beginning as societies react to a frightening world with ever-louder calls for isolationism and protectionism. We are creating a world where what is different is hated and where even a dissenting idea is too dangerous to be allowed. The politics of fear and hatred of “the other” will be presented with claustrophobic intensity within the confines of the King’s Cross Theatre as Tooth and Sinew kick off the 2017 KXT season..
Director Richard Hilliar
Set and Costume Design Courtney Westbrook
Lighting Design Sian James Holland
Sound Design Tegan Nicholls
Tel Benjamin, Lynden Jones, Poppy Lynch, Joshua McElroy & Nicole Wineberg
21 January – 4 February 2017
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Times Tuesday – Saturday 8pm, Sunday 5pm
Tickets Full $30, Concession (Students and Seniors) $25, Previews $20
Venue KXT (King’s Cross Theatre)
Level 2, Kings Cross Hotel, 244 – 248 William St, King’s Cross