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A Kind of Fabulous Hatred

Read the four star Herald Sun review here!

A one-woman fantasy about Sylvia Plath, performed by Caroline Lee.

A Kind of Fabulous Hatred by Barry Dickins is a new Australian work: beautifully written, surprising, and darkly humorous. Set on the night of the poet Sylvia Plath’s suicide, A Kind of Fabulous Hatred is a complex, insightful and often very funny portrait of a mind in turmoil. The poet is presented as a figure in thrall to language and meaning – weaving it, flitting across it, riffing on it, avoiding it.

Language is her salvation and her release – it is also her entrapment: the clock ticks away her final moments while the storm rages outside and in.

Lee and Strangio “invite audiences into unfamiliar landscapes where we may experience new ways of seeing, examine the fissures and fractures of our own inner lives, and chart the seldom mapped interiority of strangers.”  – Peta Murray, Playwright.

Winner of RE Ross Trust Scriptwriting Award 2011.

Image credits: Daisy Noyes, Oscar Strangio.

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