The Treasury Tunnels will be the subject of much discussion this Adelaide Fringe, as the chosen site for the intimate, interactive and risqué theatrical experience Now We Can Talk.
Five actors, five audience members, five torches – and the show begins.
Participants are guided underground through the tunnels and allocated their positions within a small enclosure where the performers await.
More than merely “fly on the wall” observers, the audience members come face to face with the actors and have an opportunity to influence the action.
In different sections of the performance space, the audience weaves its way through the light and the dark, juxtaposed with shadows and reflections as they explore the many layers of meaning behind the sounds and silence of human relationships.
Without giving too much away, this multi-sensory experience is definitely outside the square. It challenges convention, engages in meaningful conversation and uses funky technology to support its diversity.
Now We Can Talk is the brainchild of English-born producer, theatre-maker and new media artist Lukus Robbins. It is an innovative and intriguing piece of contemporary theatre which is exciting, at times confronting, and definitely one to see.
Now We Can Talk is at The Adina Grand Treasury, 2 Flinders Street, until February 28.
© Patricia Herreen 2014