Adelaide Fringe Festival Focus: Five Kinds Of Silence

5 February 2016 | 4:27 pm | Artist Submission

"A hideous but important story that has to be told."

Answered by: Andrew Jefferis

Describe your show in a tweet? Abused as a child, prone to violent militaristic obsessions, Billy turns his young family into his terrified sexual slaves... tough stuff...

What was the inspiration behind your show? Shelagh Stephenson's play is so beautifully put together I knew that my actors would love to wrestle with it. The characters are strong, the dialogue so telling. A hideous but important story that has to be told.

Tell us a bit about the creative team working on this project? The Black Cat actors range between 19 and 30 years — students, IT and travel managers, copyeditors, cafe trade. An ex-teacher and a book illustrator do the rest. We work by day and rehearse at night.

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What do you love about Fringe and why? It is like flowers in the desert after the rains, not much happening and then a burst of hundreds of shows. There's a lot of good will in this town around Fringe time. Summer wouldn't be the same without it.

When and where is your Fringe show? 1 — 10 Mar, The Kings Hotel