Nat Randall and Anna Breckon, co-creators of the remarkable marathon performance The Second Woman, join forces once more to explode the conventions of the couple drama and explore the ordinary and extraordinary facets of queer relationships.

With a script crafted from steamy 1950’s pulp fiction, snatches of real-life dinner party conversations and improv, Set Piece is a powerfully intimate theatre-film experiment in which lesbian fantasy meets the queer ordinary. Nuanced camera work crushes the distance between observer and observed, theatre and film, and fantasy and reality.

Absorbing, intimate and quick-witted, Set Piece is a unique study of erotic and emotional dynamics between women, a synesthetic experience for theatre and film buffs alike.

Thu 6 Jan, 8.30pm
Fri 7 Jan, 8.30pm
Sat 8 Jan, 3pm
Sat 8 Jan, 8.30pm
Sun 9 Jan, 5pm

Premium Full Price: $60 + fee
Reserved Full Price: $50 + fee
Reserved Concession: $45 + fee

A transaction fee of $5.15 applies to all bookings.

Complete lockout period applies – latecomers will not be admitted.

Recommended for ages 15+.
Any person under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Nudity and Adult Themes.
Complete lockout – latecomers will not be admitted.

Carriageworks is an accessible venue.

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Co-creators: Anna Breckon and Nat Randall
Director: Anna Breckon
Writers: Anna Breckon and Nat Randall in collaboration with Andrew Brophy
Performers: Dina Panozzo, Nat Randall, Carly Sheppard and Anni Finsterer
Set design: Genevieve Murray (Future Method Studio)
Choreographer: Victoria Hunt
Lighting design: Karen Norris
Music Composition: Nina Buchanan
Sound Design: Daniel Herten
Cinematographer: Ross Turley
Lead camera operator: EO Gill
Light sculpture: Megan Hanson
Video work on TV: Matthew Griffin
Camera Operators: Lucy Parakhina and Jenny Atherton
Vision Mixer: Rowena Crowe
Hair and Makeup Design: Sophie Roberts
Costume Designer: Emma Louise Price/ LUCKY BREAK CREATIVE
Intimacy Choreographer: Danielle Micich
Intimacy Consultant: Michela Carattini
Dramaturg: Miranda Harcourt
Production Manager: Dominic Hamra
Producer and Tour Manager: Fenn Gordon for Tandem

Sections of script devised by Paul Blenheim, Genevieve Giuffre, Sapidah Kian, Peter Paltos, Mick Klepner Roe, and Carly Sheppard.

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Presented by Sydney Festival, Copresented by Performance Space.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by, Adelaide Festival, Rising, Perth Festival, Sydney Festival and Performance Space.

Original Co-commissioners Vitalstatistix and Arts House.