Checklist for an Armed Robber

ORIGINALLY PERFORMED 10th MAY - 27th MAY @ THE NEW BALLROOM, TRADES HALL, LYGON ST, MELBOURNE

Clientby Vanessa Bates
Date2007
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“Theatre @ Risk’s latest offering works – and how. Certainly, it does have a stirring score (perhaps one of the finest this year) and the set and lighting are hugely commendable. But even without these,Checklist For an Armed Robber would be a powerful production on the strength of its acting and direction… The cast all inhabit multiple roles with dazzling fluidity, shifting character seamlessly… This is as close to a must-see as 2007 has so far offered – don’t walk, run.”John Bailey, Sunday Age, 27/5/07

“Theatre @ Risk’s production is inspired… the production is sleek and delicately balanced by Bendall, who brings clarity and precision to the script.” Kate Herbert, Herald Sun (16/05/07)


“An absorbing and captivating theatrical experience”
The Australian

“A skilled and suspenseful play… It juxtaposes two events that occurred on the same weekend in 2002, on opposite sides of the globe…. Bates interweaves the two stories with pace and poise. And it’s Bates’ keen eye for the small things that really cranks up the suspense.” Cameron Woodhead, The Age (15/05/07)  [Click here to read full review]

With Paul Ashcroft, Ryan Gibson, Natalia Novikova and Edwina Wren

DIRECTOR: Chris Bendall    PRODUCER: Kirrilly Brentnall  SET & COSTUME DESIGNER: Isla Shaw  LIGHTING DESIGNER: Nick Merrylees  SOUND DESIGNER: Jethro Woodward  ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Emily Sexton  STAGE MANAGER: Kate McMillan  DESIGN ASSISTANT: Joh Kelly