Directed by Chris Bendall | Written by Mark Storen and Chris Bendall | Deckchair Theatre Company | Victoria Hall | 2011
“Like a site-specific art installation, Fiona Bruce’s design elements turn Victoria Hall into a third character of the piece” The West Australian. 1 Nov 2011
“A top nightspot atmosphere has been superbly created by Fiona Bruce…[her] costumes range from the unkempt, drunken Buzzard’s rags to the stunning costumes of the beautiful Lorelei… all demanded accuracy, but the whole show was wonderfully thought out.” Theatre Australia. 30 Oct 2011
“Fiona Bruce’s set design used the Victoria Hall like never before, bringing every element of the space into use for the performers to climb on, run around and move throughout the audience. By far this was the best example of production values I have ever seen in the often difficult theatre space.” Cool Perth Nights. Nov 15 2011
It’s the 1930s and Lorelei and Buzzard are a popular and successful cabaret duo. When they secure their big break out of Fremantle, performing on a majestic cruise ship setting sail for the Far East, they think all their wishes have been answered. But at the port of Shanghai, Lorelei is nowhere to be found. Believing she has left him for another, Buzzard continues on alone. But a discovered clue linked to his lost love’s past, makes him realise that all is not as it seems. His journey in search of Lorelei takes him from port to port around the globe, right into the heart of Europe.
Photography by Jon Green