pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill

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  • Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

About the Play

Sally, a famous artist, invites her old friends to luxuriate by her new pool. They have struggled to make a living from the art world, while she has achieved international success. They are all back together once again and the party is in full swing. A horrific accident occurs to the hostess and pushes the group to make a bold decision. Could Sally lying in a coma become their greatest work of all? Is this their one chance for success?

Inspired by a true story, this shocking new play by British playwright Mark Ravenhill (author of Shopping and F**king) exposes professional rivalry, jealousies and the innermost thoughts nobody wants to confess.

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Cast & Creatives

Featuring: The 2009 HotBed Ensemble 

Director: Adam Mitchell


“A powerful and compelling production… finely paced and sophisticated” The Australian

“I have come to have the highest of expectations from Black Swan’s HotBed ensemble under the direction of Adam Mitchell. I am always left with a sense of energy and passion for theatre after one of their plays… Mitchell and his team do not disappoint in this vibrant, disturbingly funny cautionary tale” The West Australian

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