Chamber Made Opera


Meat Market | Arts House
Office 22
44 Courtney Street
North Melbourne
Victoria 3051 Australia


PO Box 302
North Melbourne
Victoria 3051 Australia


+61 3 9090 7095


10am - 6pm
Monday - Thursday
Captives of the City
Captives of the City

Captives of the City

Wednesday 11 - Saturday 14 February 2015


Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne
Please meet at Curve Bar 15 minutes before performance time
Tickets: $38 (Full) $30 (Concession)
Book without delay via the Arts Centre Melbourne as tickets are limited!

Arts Centre Melbourne and Chamber Made Opera present

Captives of the City

A Lemony S Puppet Theatre and Chamber Made Opera production.

Deep underground, something is stirring. Ideas are spreading and change is beckoning. The Captives have a choice: embrace the terrifying uncertainty of change or maintain the status quo. Captives of the City is a dynamic fusion of digital puppetry, live animation, music and performance; a new chamber opera that tackles fundamental questions of our time.

Captives of the City is a collaboration between independent company Lemony S Puppet Theatre and Chamber Made Opera and will be performed in a secret location in the depths of Arts Centre Melbourne.

Your experience begins at Curve Bar 15 mins before performance start time. Late arrivals cannot be admitted.

This event is a travelling performance taking place in elevators, backstage and other unusual locations. You will be required to climb 8 steps to access the main performance area. Please contact the Access Manager at the Arts Centre Melbourne on 9281 8503 if you require further information.

Captives of the City

Created by Chamber Made Opera & Lemony S Puppet Theatre
Written by Sarah Kriegler with Ben Grant

Sarah Kriegler Direction
David Young Composition
Dave Jones Animation & Digital Puppetry Design
Jethro Woodward Sound Design & Musical Direction
Jacob Williams Maker/Designer
Ben Grant Dramaturg
Caroline Lee Voice
Rainbow Sweeny Production Management

Performed by
Mark Cauvin (double bass), Adam Pierzchalski (actor),
Matthias Schack-Arnott (percussion) & Jacob Williams (puppetry)

"[Chamber Made Opera] manifests its mission statement of re-inventing our bellowing, big-lunged impressions of what 'opera' can be."

About Lemony S's acclaimed work Apples and Ladders:

‘Show of the week... In every way, this is a small - though not minor - gem.

‘Apples and Ladders is an intelligent, moving and beautifully crafted show, a credit to its creators’

About Lemony S

Lemony S is the coming together of two widely respected and highly skilled puppet theatre makers, Sarah Kriegler and Jacob Williams. With over 20 years theatre experience between them, they use puppetry in to disarm the audience and go deep to the core of what it is to be human – to attach meaning to symbols and signs, to empathize and to access the innate human ability to “suspend one’s disbelief”. Making puppet works mostly for adult audiences, they have a commitment to extending the form beyond what is expected and constantly re-invent their practise, developing new styles and performance techniques. Based in Melbourne, their works have been seen throughout Australia and across the world.

Their repertoire includes the critically acclaimed and Green Room Nominated Apples and Ladders , The Lichtenstein Nursing Home Massacre, One Night the Dog, Jesus Crisis, The Cautionary Tale of Barry Von Peabody and the Scarlet St Theatre and award winning Foxy’s House of Horrors. Their latest work for children Picasso and His Dog will be seen on stage in 2016.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Chamber Made Opera is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and the City of Melbourne.

Photo credit: Dave Jones

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