Kill Climate Deniers is premiering at Griffin Theatre to take the audience hostage and draw them into the fun, yet adrenaline-filled performance.
Playwright, David Finnigan said, “It’s a high-energy, explosive action-adventure story in which a group of eco-terrorists take over Parliament House during a Fleetwood Mac concert and hold the entire government hostage, demanding an instant end to climate change. The Federal Environment Minister breaks free and goes on a campaign of reprisals throughout the House, taking on terrorists and fighting for her country.”
Tackling environmental issues while exploring political change and terrorism in Australia, this performance is sure to keep audiences hooked with non-stop action from start to end.
“The play is a classic action film genre piece – which, I don’t know about you, but those sorts of films have a huge physiological effect on me. That’s what I want out of a night at the theatre – explosions, gunfights, knife fights, dance sequences, backflips, incredible song and dance numbers, comedy, heat and energy. If the audience leaves the theatre ready to dance, then I think we’ve done our job.”
Finnigan had the intention to create something that hasn’t yet been seen or experienced in Australian theatre so he decided to immerse audiences into a hostage situation.
“Okay this is ridiculous but true – we have never, never, in the history of this country, had a film where terrorists take over Parliament House ending in a dawn battle on top of the Parliament House flagpole. Can you believe that? So obviously it’s about time, I mean, that’s what I want to see during a night out at the theatre.”
Until Apr 7. Griffin Theatre Company, 13 Craigend St, Darlinghurst. $38-$60+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.griffintheatre.com.au
By Jade Morellini