The House on The Lake by Aidan Fennessy

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About the Play

David Rail, a prominent lawyer, awakes in a hospital room with no idea of how he got there.

Dr Alice Lowe scrambles to piece together the mystery because in fifteen minutes time he’ll forget everything all over again. The House on The Lake is a labyrinthine mystery that hides at its dark heart a hideous crime.

From award-winning playwright Aidan Fennessy comes a taut psychological thriller where truth and memory are scattered like broken glass.

"I am sure you all know Stuart Halusz, who has graced the stage for Black Swan many times in the last five years, but you may not know that he has also been devising work and assisting behind the footlights. We are delighted that Stuart is making his professional directing debut with us, bringing to life Aidan Fennessy’s fascinating mystery. Stuart is assembling a great team of old and new faces, and I look forward to the journey their collaboration takes us on." Kate Cherry

 The Black Swan Lab receives funds from Creative Partnerships Australia pursuant to the Philanthropy Incentive Program, and the Ungar Family Foundation.

 The House on The Lake was developed with the assistance of Playwriting Australia.

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Cast & Creatives

Cast includes: Kenneth Ransom and Marthe Rovik.

Directed by Stuart Halusz.

Designers: Set & Costume Designer India Mehta, Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest.

Sound Designer Brett Smith.


"Wonderful, suspense-filled drama ... flawless." Independent Theatre Association

"A handsome show ... [full of] tense verbal jousts." The Australian

"Takes you on a journey of deception, you’d better buckle in and hold on tight for the ride. Intense, perverse and thought-provoking." Carmen Jenner, Perth Winter Arts Season blog

"Phenemonal performances ... set a new standard for me when it comes to thrillers." Perth Walkabout

"A disturbing psychological puzzle. Very intriguing." Terri-ann White, patron

"A fascinating new work ... intriguing and interesting." Stage Whispers

"A clever little mystery ... Fennessey’s script is a real pleasure to follow." Perth Culture

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