A girl returns home from a night out, muscles aching from dancing. A boy she has never seen before sits in her flat, awaiting her return. Assuming the worst, the girl takes a frying pan to the boy’s temple, and when he claims he has been banished from Neverland by Peter Pan, the girl thinks the boy is crazy, high or both. That is until his story begins tugging on a memory she thought she had forgotten...
Drawing on JM Barrie’s mythological tale, Flit is a new work that “caresses the tumultuous”, and “possesses a raw, mesmerising quality” (Arts Hub). It is a drug induced psychosis; a scathed daydream; the remnants of shattered childhood innocence. Directed in a mode that is “stylish, energetic and exciting” (Theatrepeople), Flit occurs entirely in one room, riddled with degenerate nostalgia and pulsating with the kind of intimacy evoked by the most pathological of human tendencies. Flit will leave you feeling like you’ve seen it before - but can’t remember where.
Eva Rees originated the role of Albus Potter in the Melbourne production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She will perform in the Malthouse immersive show “Hour of the Wolf” in October.
Ruby Rees undertook intensive acting, playwriting and directing training at the world-renowned Herbert Berghof studio in New York City. She completed a residency at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre Company in 2016.
This project was developed with the support of Creative Victoria; Sustaining Creative Workers Grant Funding; and Theatre Works’ Melbourne fringe Artist First Commission Program.
Part of the 2023 Melbourne Fringe Festival
Story by: Ruby Rees
Dramaturgy & Script Consultancy by: Eva Rees
Inspired by JM Barry’s Peter Pan
1hr 10mins (no interval)
October 10th, 2023
October 14th, 2023
Recommended for ages 15+
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