Put your arms up against the wall. Close your eyes.
I’m going to spray you now.
It is said that true beauty lies within. But when your soul has withered away, your outward appearance is all you have to work with. HOSE tells the story of condemned woman Isabelle who seeks sanctuary in a Beauty Salon deep within the shopping malls of Suburbia. As beautician Jody performs treatments on Isabelle, her superficial layers are peeled away and the details of a brutal revenge crime she has committed are revealed. True beauty may well lie within but vanity is most certainly a curse.
HOSE is Bridget Mackey’s debut work with MKA, brought to the stage by exciting new director Alister Smith.
” funny and engaging…a well-crafted piece of writing…Director Alister Smith has captured the unsettling and mechanical feel of the beauty salon perfectly. FOUR STARS”
“Beautifully directed by Alister Smith”
“It all came together very well. I couldn’t pick fault with Hose. It gripped, it disturbed, it was a strong and confident piece of writing well matched by strong and confident acting.”
AUSTRALIAN STAGE ONLINE
PLAYWRIGHT BRIDGET MACKEY
DIRECTOR ALISTER SMITH
PRODUCER SOREN JENSEN
COSTUME DESIGN CHLOE GREAVES
STAGE DESIGN EUGYEENE TEH
FEATURING NICK COLLA / JOHN SHEARMAN / CLAUDIA TORY / VERONICA THOMAS / LILY CONSTANTINE
PUBLICITY KAITLYN CLARE
PROMOTIONAL STILLS/TRAILER SARAH WALKER
FEATURED IN TRAILER KAITLYN CLARE
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER GLYN ROBERTS
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN
MKA IN ASSOCIATION WITH THEATRE WORKS
as a part of the
MKA DOUBLE BILL
Presented in association with