Lady Eats Apple

Back to Back Theatre


We are finite in an infinite world: the punchline of existence is how little of it we're given.

An anxious god whips up the universe to garner some praise. A mesmerist makes concrete the internal workings of a woman's mind. A new Adam and Eve emerge in the unlikeliest of spaces. Australia's Back to Back Theatre is unarguably one of the world's most exciting and urgent companies working today, tirelessly charting trails deeper into the landscape of the unconscious.

Collapsing the space between the epic and the everyday and divining the mythic in the mundane, Lady Eats Apple is the company’s largest-scale work to date: a cosmic dance from the Garden of Eden to a medieval snowstorm to the urban jungle we live in. 

Director Bruce Gladwin
Devisors and Performers Mark Deans, Simon Laherty, Romany Latham, Brian Lipson, Sarah Mainwaring & Scott Price
Set Design Mark Cuthbertson
Projection Design Rhian Hinkley
Lighting Design/Technical Direction Andrew Livingston, bluebottle
Composition Chris Abrahams
Sound Design Marco Cher-Gibard
Sound System Design Nick Carroll
Sound Design & Mix Lachlan Carrick
Dramaturgy Melissa Reeves, Tamara Searle & Kate Sulan
Creative Development Artists Robbie Croft, Sonia Teuben & Brian Tilley
Production Manager Dans Maree Sheehan
Mechanical Design and Fabrication Kinetic
Sets Costume Design Eugyeene Teh
Stage Manager Alice Fleming
Assistant Stage Manager Lucy Harrison
Senior Producer Ally Harvey
Executive Producer Alice Nash

IMAGE | Jeff Busby