Carmen, Live or Dead

Performances from 28 April 2018 - 6 May 2018

Approximately 75 minutes – no interval

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Presented By Oriel Entertainment Group, Progeny Pictures & Orange Sky Creative in association with Hayes Theatre Co

Starring Natalie Gamsu

Executive Producer Elise McCann
Directed by Shaun Rennie
Musical Direction and Arrangements by Andrew Kroenert
Dramturg Natasha Sinha
Costume Design by Shauna Lovisetto
Featuring Stefanie Jones & Andrew Kroenert

CARMEN, LIVE OR DEAD is the fascinating and extraordinary story of Carmen Frida Leon Davidovich, The Love Child of Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky. Carmen is complex. She is irreverent. She is salacious. She is bold. She is intersex. And it is the last day of her life.

Conceived by Craig Harwood and Natalie Gamsu, CARMEN is a fascinating, edgy and entertaining story of identity and survival. Starring one of Australia’s most diverse and exciting theatre and cabaret actors – Natalie Gamsu, and featuring original music by Aria nominated and Helpmann Award winning Actor, iOTA.

At the end of her life, Carmen takes us on a reflective journey of discovery – an orphan, a refugee, a hermaphrodite, a human.

CARMEN, LIVE OR DEAD celebrates difference, embracing the feminine and the masculine with joy and life. A story brimming with unyielding authenticity, humour and grace, CARMEN is a unique and gripping theatrical experience that is moving, entertaining and thoroughly liberating.

Please be advised this production contains coarse language and adult themes. Not recommended for persons under 15 years.

Carmen Live or Dead is a part of the 2011 Postcode Special Ticket Offer

Anyone who lives in the 2011 postcode can obtain unsold tickets for half price to all participating shows at Hayes Theatre Co on Mondays (where applicable), Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when purchased in person at the box office, half an hour prior to commencement of the performance with I.D. showing residential address.