The Old Fitz Theatre
23rd May - 23rd Jun, 2018
Stalking The Bogeyman
Neil Gooding Productions, NewYorkRep in association with Red Line Productions, proudly presents the Australian Premiere of
STALKING THE BOGEYMAN
at Sydney's Old Fitz Theatre from May 23 - June 23 2018.
Written by David Holthouse & Markus Potter
Additoinal Writing by Shane Ziegler, Shane Stokes & Santino Fontana
Directed by: Neil Gooding
Produced by: Neil Gooding Productions in association with Red Line Productions Assistant Director: Erin James
Stage Manager: Genevieve Muratore
Designer: Lauren Peters
Dialect Consultant: Jennifer White
Lighting Designer: Alexander Berlage
Sound Designer: Benjamin Freeman
"This time last year I was plotting to kill a man."
Twenty-five years after he was sexually assaulted, David Holthouse learns that his 'bogeyman' has moved into his new neighbourhood. Armed with a pistol and a plan, he plots to enact revenge on the man who stole his childhood.
STALKING THE BOGEYMAN was first written by Holthouse as a first-hand account in the Denver Westwood newspaper, and subsequently featured as a podcast on This American Life.
Directed by Neil Gooding (Dogfight, Passion) and featuring Graeme McRae (Secret City, Birdland, On the Shore of the Wide World) as David Holthouse with an incredible ensemble cast of Noel Hodda (Janet King, Rake), Radek Jonak (Red Dog, The Secret Daughter), Deborah Jones (Top of the Lake, A Place to Call Home), Alexander Palacio (In The Heights) and Anne Tenney (A Country Practice, The Castle), STALKING THE BOGEYMAN is a riveting true story of abuse, survival and vengeance.
"An unflinching vision of the soul-eating effects of shame." - The Standard UK
"Brave and unflinching, Intense and tightly executed.
A challenging and thought-provoking piece of theatre that needs to be told. ★★★★" - Sunday Times
"Chilling. Heartbreaking. Breathtaking." - The New York Times
"Extraordinary. Beautifully constructed, highly recommended. ★★★★" - BBC London
"This is theatre on a knife edge, with infinite micro-decisions by the writers and director Neil Gooding contributing to its urgency as it lifts a scab, and allows us to peer at a wound most of us could barely imagine." - Sydney Morning Herald
"Graeme McRae delivers an outstanding performance. It is an incredibly important story that needs to be heard." - BroadwayWorld
"When theatre bites down hard on a subject like this you, too, are caught in its teeth." - The Sydney Morning Herald