a re:group performance collective production
8 Aug 23
Co-created by Mark Rogers, Solomon Thomas, Steve Wilson-Alexander & Carly Young
Streaming killed the video store. And that’s not all we lost…
8 August 2023, 7.30pm
9 August 2023, 7.30pm
60mins, no interval
Contains mild language and brief strobe lighting. Recommended for ages 12+.
$30 – $60
Concession tickets must show ID
An immediate hit with critics and audiences, Coil is one of those rare productions: gobsmackingly clever in its execution while being funny, warm hearted and deeply resonant.
Blurring the boundaries of theatre and cinema, this innovative new work draws on our collective memories to pay tribute to the glory days of the video store and the communities we made within them. Coil reflects upon the joys, perils and pitfalls of nostalgia, and how we grapple with goodbyes to move on.
Creating new work at the very edge of video technology and live performance, re:group mash theatre and movie-making together to create ‘live cinema’. Inspired by the highs and lows of pop culture, re:group aim to turn typically comfortable and passive viewing experiences into something immersive, irreverent, and inherently live.
Don’t miss this playful, one-of-a-kind live cinema experience.
Performers Solomon Thomas, Steve Wilson-Alexander & Carly Young
Screenplay Mark Rogers
An astonishingly multi-layered, funny-sad eulogy… A must-see live cinema eventKeith Gallasch—RealTime
Nostalgic, philosophical and comedic…it’s quite unlike any other use of cameras and screens I’ve seen on a stage.John Shand–Sydney Morning Herald
Coil is a perfect example of why re:group is one of the most interesting theatre groups operating in Australia today.Bradley Ward–Theatre Travels