merciless gods – based on the book by christos tsiolkas | northcote town hall 25 july – 15 august
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merciless gods – based on the book by christos tsiolkas | northcote town hall 25 july – 15 august


Based on the book by Christos Tsiolkas
Adapted by Dan Giovannoni
Directed by Stephen Nicolazzo
Where do Gods live? In the sewers, with us…

From acclaimed company, LITTLE ONES THEATRE (Stephen Nicolazzo, Katie Sfetkidis and Eugyeene Teh) comes Merciless Gods, a new theatrical adaptation of the acclaimed story collection by author and provocateur, Christos Tsiolkas.

Vicious and tender, here is Australia. In migrant camps, gay saunas, pill-popping hipster dinner parties, porn sets, prison cells and the steamy streets of King’s Cross, Merciless Gods captures haunting slices of our psyche and unveils the hidden faces of ancient deities.

Interweaving between families, friends and accidental encounters, this is humanity laid-bare – virtuous and vengeful, domestic and divine.

Christos Tsiolkas has entrusted this first ever stage adaptation of Merciless Gods to queer indie mavericks Little Ones Theatre and award winning playwright Dan Giovannoni. In the hands of these theatre makers this is urgent, dirty, glorious Australian theatre told from the perspectives of Greek, Italian, Turkish, German, and Iranian migrant experience.

Little Ones Theatre much lauded creative team – director Stephen Nicolazzo and designers Eugyeene Teh and Katie Sfetkidis – will again craft the Company’s signature aesthetic of camp, kitsch and heightened visual style, joined by an exciting cast of frequent collaborators including Paul Blenheim, Brigid Gallacher, Sapidah Kian, Peter Paltos, Charles Purcell and Jennifer Vuletic.

Christos Tsiolkas is the award winning Australian author of five novels, including The Slap and Barracuda, and the short-story collection Merciless Gods