Stories Like These, Antipodea and Griffin Independent present the Australian premiere of


by Dea Loher
Translated by Michael & Michael

6 – 28 March 2009

I stick / my needle into your flesh / again and again / a tattoo / which you’ll keep / my signature / for life  / a mark / indelible

Tattoo is a dark and discordant fairytale, true to the tradition of the Grimm Brothers, about the misuse of power within the last bastion of safety – the family.

Oven-Wolf, a respected village baker and domestic tyrant, reigns fiercely over his family; his muzzled wife, Dog-Face Julie, and his two maiden-daughters, Anita and Lulu. As the gingerbread house walls continue to close in, Anita’s chance encounter with the charming Flower Paul offers hope – and threatens to expose their not-so-sweet world within…

Tattoo is a song of domestic entrapment, forensically detailing the transgression of moral boundaries.

“plays that ingeniously combine sensuality and deceptiveness, comedy and death” – Der Spiegel

Simon Corfield
Megan Drury
Sandra Eldridge
Sophie Kelly
David Ritchie


Director  Rochelle Whyte
Producers  Peter Gahan and Luke Rogers
Set & Costume Designer  Amanda McNamara
Music & Sound Designer  Aidan Roberts
Lighting Designer  Martin Kinnane
Stage Manager  Johannes Swaton

Production Photos by Brett Boardman

6 – 28 March 2009
Monday – Saturday @ 7pm
2pm matinee Saturday 28 March

$30 / $26

02 9361 3817 or

SBW Stables Theatre
10 Nimrod St, Kings Cross

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