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Monday, July 23, 2018

Victorian premiere of ‘Outside In’ at Footscray

Wit incorporated presents the Victorian premiere of Outside In by Hilary Beaton, playing at Bluestone Church Arts Space from October 20 to November 4..

wit incorporated continues its mission to place women front-and-centre for 2017, with a line-up of Melbourne theatre-makers to present a taste of life in prison.

As the outside seeps in, seven women navigate life inside prison. A new inmate arrives and another prepares to leave, as cracks appear in a dangerously-thin veneer of order.

Hope can be a tough sentence.

Beaton created the story in 1982, “…to create roles for women where they are seen as the subject and not the object.”

Artistic Director Belinda Campbell, who plays inmate Ginny, says nuanced, complicated roles for women continue to be a scarcity.

“We are seeing some improvement,” says Campbell. “But it’s still a battle to find stories where women are presented as protagonists, with complete and complex lives. This play definitely hits the mark.”

Written by Hilary Beaton. Directed by Faran Martin. Performed by Belinda Campbell, Sarah Clarke, Ana Della Rocca, Ebony McGuire, Jennifer Piper, Kerry du Plessis, Andrea Solonge.

Performance Season: October 20 – November 4, Preview October 19, 7.30pm Thursday to Saturday, 3pm Sunday

Venue: Bluestone Church Arts Space, 8A Hyde St., Footscray
Tickets: $25 full | $15 preview

Bookings: witinc.com.au/whats-on/outside-in

– Cheryl Threadgold

• Pictured: Sarah Clarke (left), Andrea Solonge, Belinda Campbell, Jennifer Piper, Kerry Du Plessis, Ana Della Rocca and Ebony McGuire in Outside In.

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