A tree-changing couple try to make an old building a home. A pack of Cub Scouts on summer camp are terrorised by a ghostly matron. A returned soldier seeks aid for his sick son. An unjust trial sentences two Nyoongar men to death.
Set in and around a single old abandoned hospital, York moves through time to uncover the buried histories we have built over. Traversing four different eras, this daring new work sheds light on how our stories are told – and who tells them.
Inspired by 200 years of real accounts, York is a collaboration by Ian Michael and Chris Isaacs.
Light-hearted ghost stories and harrowing hauntings collide in this inter-generational production that includes Shareena Clanton (Wentworth), Alan Little (Skylab), Jo Morris (Unsung Heroes), Ben Mortley (Laughter on the 23rd Floor) and Alison van Reeken (Summer of the Seventeenth Doll).
PUBLIC PLAY READING
Black Swan is holding a public play reading of York on Saturday 1 August, 1pm – 3:30pm at the York Town Hall on Ballardong Boodjar.
Those interested in attending need to register via this link: https://tickets.bsstc.com.au/yorkplayreading/1aug2020
EMOTIVE CONTENT WARNING
Please be aware that York contains adult themes and is suitable for ages 12+. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audience members are warned that York also contains the names of people who have passed away. Further information regarding emotional content can be found via our website here.
- Alan Little
- Alison van Reeken
- Ben Mortley
- Jo Morris
- Shareena Clanton
- Director: Clare Watson
- Director: Ian Wilkes
- Writer: Ian Michael
- Writer: Chris Isaacs
- Set & Costume Designer: Zoë Atkinson
- Lighting Designer: Lucy Birkinshaw
- Composer/Sound Designer: Dr Clint Bracknell