Toyer by Gardner McKay

 ‘Superb. Riveting, breathtaking – most exciting drama of the year’ – L.A. Herald Examiner.

Toyer by Gardner McKay

Toyer

By Gardner McKay

Australian Premiere

26 April – 13 May, 2017

The Courthouse Hotel, North Melbourne

Running Time: 110 minutes including interval

“Why does anyone want to do that to anyone?”

Maude Christopher has devoted her life to changing peoples’ minds. A lauded clinical psychiatrist, she is logical, precise, highly intelligent. But these are human qualities, and can just as easily be found in one who would use them not to heal, but to destroy.

North of Eight dives into the dark and twisted world of deliberate, sickening acts of crime. We are led to question our own ability to hurt, to kill, to change forever the life of another.

‘One of the most thrilling, dark and twisted productions to date’ – Milk Bar Mag.

In his own words, the author describes this play as, among other things, “about our vast ability to manipulate one another…it is about our awful power of charisma.”

Gardner McKay’s thrilling, deceptive and surprising play will have you hooked from the first uncertainty to the last.

“After all I’ve done, wouldn’t it be weird if I wasn’t insane?”

Directed by Sarah Hallam | Produced by Jessica To | Starring Faran Martin and Kashmir Sinnamon.

‘The audience is seduced into a perfect nightmare of powerful psychological manipulation’ – Weekend Notes.

Read reviews of ‘Toyer’ here

 

The Team

Faran Martin as

Faran Martin as 'Maude'

Kashmir Sinnamon as

Kashmir Sinnamon as 'Peter'

Director Sarah Hallam

Director Sarah Hallam

Sound Designer Nathaniel Morse

Sound Designer Nathaniel Morse

Assistant Director Jessica Martin

Assistant Director Jessica Martin

Producer Jessica To

Producer Jessica To

Assistant Producer Anthea Greco

Assistant Producer Anthea Greco