Back to Back Theatre returns to Carriageworks with a major new theatrical work, The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes. A biting narrative, full of dark humour, on human rights, moral codes, artificial intelligence and social hypocrisy – ‘Shadow’ is about the changing nature of intelligence in contemporary society.
‘Back to Back, as one of Australia’s most successful and internationally feted theatre companies, is both wunderkind and grande dame.’ – The Saturday Paper
A theatrical revelation inspired by mistakes, misreadings, misleadings and misunderstanding, ‘Shadow’ reminds us that none of us are self-sufficient and all of us are responsible.
Audio Description + Tactile Tour
The performance on Fri 27 Sep includes Auslan Interpretation and Audio Description with a Tactile Tour. Please note: the Tactile Tour commences at 7pm, 1-hour prior to the performance. Select options as required when booking online. Carriageworks may contact you to finalise services before the performance.
‘Shadow’ contains coarse language, neuro-typical shaming, references to sexual and physical abuse, prescription medication and the oppression of animals and humans.
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Back To Back Theatre, The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes
Wed 25 Sep, 8pm – Opening Night
Thu 26 Sep, 8pm
Fri 27 Sep, 8pm
The Tactile Tour on Fri 27 Sep commences at 7pm, 1-hour prior to the performance.
Sat 28 Sep, 8pm
A Q&A event with Back to Back Theatre Artistic Associate Tom Middleditch.
Tom is an Actor/Writer/Director/Dramaturg/ Philosopher living in Melbourne. He is a co-founder of A_tistic, a company dedicated to telling neuro-diverse stories and developing empathy for neurodiverse humans.
This event is free with a ticket to the Fri 27 Sep performance.
Tickets $35 + fee
A transaction fee of $4.40 applies to all bookings.
Presented by Carriageworks and Back to Back Theatre.
The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes has been co-commissioned by Carriageworks, the Keir Foundation, the Thyne Reid Foundation and The Anthony Costa Foundation, supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus 1, with development support from the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, the Une Parkinson Foundation, The Public Theater, New York City and ArtsEmerson, Boston. The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes was developed, in part, at the 2019 Sundance Theatre Lab at MASS MoCA.
Back to Back Theatre is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council and supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the City of Greater Geelong and Creative Partnerships Australia.