Fugitive

A hysterical, anarchic knife-edge ride based on the classic folklore Robin Hood.

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A Windmill Theatre Co production

It’s a fantasy, manga, hip-hop, slacker Australia, some time in the near future. The leaders have disappeared and it’s every man for himself. In the fog of this urban chaos, a young man returns. A guy with strange power and a backpack of destruction. His name is Robin.

In a bold retelling of the classic folklore Robin Hood, Fugitive is a hysterical, anarchic knife-edge ride that is contemporary Australian theatre at its best.

  • Recommended for age
  • Theatre
  • 70 minutes
  • Depictions of violence
  • Occasional coarse language
  • Strobe effects

Meet the Cast & Creative Team

  • Matthew Whittet

    Writer, Cast

    Matthew is an actor and writer who has worked extensively in theatre, film and television for the past 19 years. As an actor, Matt has performed for Belvoir many times, most recently in productions Cinderella, The Book Of Everything and Conversation Piece.

    His film credits include Girl Asleep, The Great Gatsby, Australia, You Can’t Stop the Murders and Moulin Rouge. Matt’s collaboration with Windmill has resulted in four plays with Girl Asleep being the most recent. Its predecessors are the Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Awards winning School Dance and Big Bad Wolf. Matt’s feature film adaptation of his play Girl Asleep (supported by The Hive Production Fund) debuted at the Adelaide Film Festival and went on to open the 2016 Generation 14 Plus Program at Berlin International Film Festival. Matt’s latest play Fight with All Your Might the Zombies of The Night, winner of the 2015 Foundation Commission Award, will premiere at ATYP in November 2016. Matt was among the seven Sidney Myer Creative Fellows chosen in 2012.

  • Rosemary Myers

    Director

    Under Rose’s leadership as Artistic Director, Windmill creates and presents work inspired by the vibrancy, sophistication and inventiveness of young people and the exhilarating challenges they pose to creating theatre of relevance in this modern time.

    Rose is a multi-Helpmann Award nominated director, her productions regularly visit leading stages and festivals around Australia and the world, including the Sydney Opera House, Hong Kong’s Arts and Leisure Centre and New York’s New Victory Theatre. Her directing credits for Windmill include Pinocchio, The Wizard Of Oz, Fugitive, School Dance, Big Bad Wolf and Girl Asleep. Prior to Windmill, Rosemary was the Artistic Director of Arena Theatre Company and Artistic Director of Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Out of the Box Festival in 2010.

  • Danielle Catanzariti

    Cast

    Danielle is a L’Oreal Paris AFI Young Award winning actress for her first feature film, Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger in 2007. She starred as lead character Esther Blueburger and starred opposite Academy Award nominees Toni Collette and Keisha Castle-Hughes.

    Following this, Danielle was cast in Sydney Theatre Company’s 2008 season play Blackbird, directed by Cate Blanchett, which toured to Germany and New Zealand. Danielle also starred opposite singer Natalie Imbruglia in the Australian feature film Closed for Winter, as well as completing a guest appearance on Seven Network’s All Saints. She has appeared in various productions for Windmill Theatre Co, Brink, State Theatre Company of SA and Belvoir St Theatre.

  • Eamon Farren

    Cast

    Eamon graduated from National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2007 and has worked extensively in film, television and theatre. His film credits include Lucky Country, Blessed, Red Dog, X, Chained, Careless Love, Love Is Now, Lion and Girl Asleep.

    In television, Eamon has worked on numerous productions including Steven Spielberg’s The PacificThe Killing Field; and most recently in Carlotta. He has worked for the leading Australian theatre companies, appearing in productions for Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir Theatre Company, Windmill Theatre Co and Griffin Theatre Company.

  • Kate Cheel

    Cast

    Kate has worked in theatre and film since graduating from Adelaide College of the Arts in 2011. For State Theatre Company of SA she has appeared in Three Sisters, The Glass Menagerie, Hedda Gabler, Jesikah and Masquerade.
    Her credits for Windmill Theatre Co include Big Bad Wolf and Fugitive. In 2013, Kate joined acclaimed UK theatre company Kneehigh in their Australian tour of Brief Encounter. She was awarded the 2012 Emerging Artist of the Year by the Adelaide Critics Circle and was the final recipient of the Adele Koh scholarship in 2013.

  • Patrick Graham

    Cast

    Patrick has previously worked on Windmill productions including The Wizard of Oz, Boom Bah! and Big Bad Wolf. For floogle, an independent company Patrick co-founded, he has performed in One Long Night in the Land of Nod, Black Crow Lullabies.
    His portrayal of Lenny in floogle’s The Homecoming earned him an Advertiser Oscart Award. For State Theatre Company South Australia Patrick has appeared in Blasted, Buried Child, Three Sisters, The Misanthrope, Lion Pig Lion, Equus, and The Dark Room. Patrick’s television credits include Blue Heelers, Stingers, Fergus McPhail and McLeod’s Daughters. Film credits include The King is Dead (Rolf De Heer) and Angela’s Decision (Matt King).

  • Peter Houghton

    Cast

    Peter’s extensive career has included theatre, film and television, as well as writing and directing. For theatre, he has performed for Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Playbox Theatre and Eleventh Hour Theatre. Peter received Green Room Awards for Best Actor (Misalliance; Melbourne Theatre Company, Endgame; 11th Hour). In 2013, Peter was seen on stage alongside Jerry Hall in The Graduate. Peter’s television credits include Blue Heelers, Stingers, City Homicide, Killing Time, Newstopia, Lowdown, Nine Network telemovie Little Oberon, award winning mini-series Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War and Seven Network’s Winners and Losers and Fred Schepisi’s The Eye of the Storm.

  • Carmel Johnson

    Cast

    Carmel studied at Stella Alder in New York. Her credits include Life x3, Triple Threat and Lion Pig Lion. Carmel has appeared in Fugitive (Windmill Theatre Co), Brink Productions Helpmann Nominated When the Rain Stops Falling and Beetle Graduation. Carmel won Best Female Performer award at the 2007 Adelaide Theatre Guild Awards for her role as Meg in The Birthday Party.

  • Jonathon Oxlade

    Designer

    Jonathon studied Illustration and Sculpture at The Queensland College of Art and has designed sets and costumes in Australia for Windmill Theatre Co, Queensland Theatre, LaBoite Theatre, Is This Yours?, Aphids, Circa, Arena Theatre Company and many more. Jonathon has also designed for venues and festivals including the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Festival, Brisbane Festival, Asia TOPA, Adelaide Festival and Fringe, The Malthouse, Performance Space and the Queensland Art Gallery. He illustrated the picture book The Empty City for Hachette Livre/Lothian and the Edie Amelia series by Sophie Lee. Jonathon is currently the Resident Designer at Windmill Theatre Co and won his first AACTA Award for Costume Design in 2016 for his work on Windmill’s debut film, Girl Asleep. Jonathon is also a recipient of the 2017 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship.

  • Richard Vabre

    Lighting Designer

    Richard is a freelance lighting designer. He has lit productions for Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Victorian Opera, Windmill Theatre Co, Arena Theatre Company, NICA and The Darwin Festival.
    He has also designed the lighting for Stuck Pig’s Squealing, Chambermade, Rawcus, Red Stitch, Polyglot, Melbourne Worker’s Theatre, Aphids and many productions at La Mama Awards. Richard has won 4 Green Room Awards including the Association’s John Truscott Prize for Excellence in Design (2004). He has also been nominated for 7 other Green Room Awards.

  • Luke Smiles

    Composer, Sound Designer

    Luke creates highly detailed soundtracks for theatre, dance and film, working across all areas of music composition, sound design, foley and sound effects editing. His work is enjoyed by audiences both nationally and around the world.Working under his business name motion laboratories, Luke has composed and produced soundtracks for many Australian and international artists & companies. Various credits include: ʻGʼ (Australian Dance Theatre), Double Think (Byron Perry), Glow (Chunky Move), I left my shoes on warm concrete and stood in the rain (Gabrielle Nankivell), The Maids (Sydney Theatre Company), Wildebeest (Sydney Dance Company), Fugitive, School Dance and Girl Asleep (Windmill Theatre Co).

  • Gabrielle Nankivell

    Movement Consultant

    Gabrielle has worked independently and been commissioned by leading dance companies and training institutions. She maintains a collaborative creative practice with composer Luke Smiles. Her work has been widely presented across the world.
    This includes Australia, Europe and Asia. 2016 commissions include the critically acclaimed Wildebeest for Sydney Dance Company, Thorn for Tasdance and Focus for Frontier Danceland Singapore. Gabrielle also provides choreography and movement consultancy across various stage and film productions. Recent engagements include State Theatre Company of South Australia’s The Popular Mechanicals, Windmill Theatre’s award-winning School Dance, Girl Asleep and Girl Asleep the film. Gabrielle honed her dance career in Europe performing for Belgian artists Alexander Baervoets and Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus and collaborating with Jurij Konjar (Slovenia), Raul Maia (Portugal) and Thomas Steyaert (Belgium).

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Highlights from the Show

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY

"Seeing a company’s work revisit themes and bloom in this way is a rare treat."

The Guardian

"A thrilling experience."

The Advertiser

"An edgier new direction and the result is a killer."

Sunday Mail

"Impeccable timing, slick scene changes and the sort of top-notch production values we have come to expect of Windmill under her (Myers) reign."

The Advertiser

"Windmill has scored a bullseye, don’t miss it!"

Adelaide Theatre Guide

"Patrick Graham has a mischievous comic style with huge stage presence."

The Barefoot Review

"It is an absolute thrill ride, a rollicking adventure and a heartbreaking drama all in one."

Glam Adelaide

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