The Damask Drum
A new adaptation of Yukio Mishima’s text and the original Noh play Aya No Tsuzumi by Zeami exploring the tension between live performance and digital images.
A man transformed into a ghost in the macabre empty world of desire cannot escape dying endlessly
A nightmare from which I didn’t want to wake: a vision with an excoriating emotional bleakness verging on the unbearable, but realised in such an astonishingly original and complete way that I couldn’t help but be transfixed….an endless dance of death and yearning. - John Bailey, Real Time
The Damask Drum is not only theatre that has poetry in it - which is one thing - but something rather more rare: a poetic theatre, working transformations rich and strange. - Alison Croggon, Theatre Notes
Staged November 2006 in a warehouse in Richmond Melbourne