Citizen Theatre presents


Nude by Jayde Kirchert

Citizen Theatre is proud to announce the return season of Nude at the Alex Theatre,St Kilda from August 13 – 23rd.
The original one-woman show puts a new spin on the stories and songs of the greatest sex star that ever lived: Marilyn Monroe.

After a successful first season at the 2014 Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Melbourne audiences can see the infamous Hollywood legend come to life once more in the intimate blackbox theatre at the brand new Alex Theatre St Kilda in August.

Nude takes the audience backstage and behind the scenes of the creation of a celebrity identity. The show explores the power audiences possess in their role as co-creators of famous figures, witnessing the journey of a human being with hopes, dreams, heartache, memories and love, in becoming a sexualised, desired and desirable character.

Nude features sweet and sexy tunes from Marilyn Monroe’s repertoire that will be performed live and accompanied by noted Music Director Trevor Jones, including “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”, “Bye Bye Baby” and “My Heart Belongs to Daddy”.

Starring Carina Waye (Flower Children, Behind the Words), the Creative Team includes: Director/Writer Jayde Kirchert (The Importance of Being Earnest), Musical Director Trevor Jones (Sexercise), Set/Costume Design Marc McIntyre (NED – A New Australian Musical), Lighting Design Peter Amesbury (Guilty Pleasures) and Produced by Glenn Ferguson (Vic Theatre Company’s Loving Repeating)

Citizen Theatre has been the recipient of Creative Partnerships Australia’s MATCH program to present Nude, as well as winning a new scholarship from Alexander Vass and The Alex Theatre St Kilda, which seeks to encourage and recognise new talent in independent theatre. Citizen Theatre also celebrates its partnership with The Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation.

Director Jayde Kirchert says “the company have plans to tour the show to other venues in Victoria, with the possibility of national and international touring also on the cards”. As founder of the company, she says “Citizen Theatre is dedicated to
making new work with local talent that is able to both entertain audiences and prompt them to question and think.”

Citizen Theatre’s show Nude – beneath the beauty spot- will be playing at The Alex Theatre St Kilda, August 13 – 23 2015.

Tickets range from $25-$35.
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