Furious Mattress

Production still for "Furious Mattress". L-R: Kate Kendall as Else, Thomas Wright as Max, Rita Kalnejais as Anna, Robert Menzies as Pierce. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Furious Mattress

By Melissa Reeves

19 February 2010 – 13 March 2010 Beckett Theatre

Malthouse Theatre,

Commission Theatre Remount

In the heartland of rural Victoria, a backyard exorcism is about to commence. Else has always been a little different, even a little difficult, but when her husband seeks support from his local religious community, what he invites into their home will take the very shape of the unspeakable.

 

"FURIOUS MATTRESS IS SPECTACULAR AND APPALLING, HILARIOUS, CHARMING AND TERRIFYING ... A PLAY THAT PEERS FEARLESSLY AT OUR FRAILTY, OUR CRUELTY AND OUR TANTALISING PROXIMITY TO THE SUBLIME. BELIEVE."

— Chris Mead, Playwriting Australia

Production still for "Furious Mattress". L-R: Kate Kendall as Else, Thomas Wright as Max, Robert Menzies as Pierce. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "Furious Mattress". L-R: Kate Kendall as Else, Thomas Wright as Max, Robert Menzies as Pierce. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "Furious Mattress". L-R: Rita Kalnejais as Anna, Robert Menzies as Pierce, Kate Kendall as Else. Photographer: Jeff Busby
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Production still for "Furious Mattress". L-R: Kate Kendall as Else, Thomas Wright as Max, Robert Menzies as Pierce. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "Furious Mattress". L-R: Kate Kendall as Else, Thomas Wright as Max, Robert Menzies as Pierce. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "Furious Mattress". L-R: Rita Kalnejais as Anna, Robert Menzies as Pierce, Kate Kendall as Else. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Creatives

Tim Maddock

Tim Maddock

Director

Melissa Reeves

Melissa Reeves

Playwright

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Maryanne Lynch

Maryanne Lynch

Dramaturg

Jethro Woodward

Jethro Woodward

Composer, Sound Designer

Anna Cordingley

Anna Cordingley

Set Designer, Costume Designer

Katie Sfetkidis

Katie Sfetkidis

Lighting Designer

Natalie Moir

Natalie Moir

Stage Manager

Blair Hart

Blair Hart

Assistant Stage Manager

Acknowledgements

A Malthouse Theatre commission. Furious Mattress was originally supported by Melbourne Theatre Company and further developed by the Australian National Script Workshop.