Following their acclaimed debut season (The Darkening Sky) in March, Victorian Theatre Company return to Theatre Works with LOW – a gripping thriller from iconic playwright Daniel Keene.

Emma and Jay are lovers, isolated and outcast from society. Money is scarce and Melbourne’s streets are dark and unforgiving. Desperate to prove themselves and change their fortunes, they take the law into their own hands. Written in 1990, LOW travels through time and grabs us by the heart.

Rising stars Matthew Connell (The Darkening Sky, King Lear) and Veronica Thomas (When The Light Leaves, Thigh Gap) are cast as the two star crossed lovers with one of Melbourne’s most sought after directors Jennifer Sarah Dean (Moulin Rouge!) at the helm of this compelling new production.

LOW will be scored by composer and sound designer Thomas Kunz (Hamlet), anchoring the piece to the time period and bringing out the heightened poetry that Keene’s best known for. Chelsea Neate’s inspired set and costume design bring Melbourne’s dark alleyways to life in the perfect venue: Theatre Works’ new warehouse space The Explosives Factory in St Kilda. Kris Chainey’s lighting design evokes noir punk and neon cityscape to submerse the audience.

Victorian Theatre Company is fast becoming Melbourne’s most watched new theatre company. They focus on Melbourne made stories, fusing the disciplines of film and live performance to create new works of radio play, theatre and film.

May 17 – 21

Image: Chelsea Neate