In a brand new adaptation, heat and desire sizzle in Tennessee Williams’ Deep South tale of lust, jealousy and betrayal.
Heat and desire sizzle in every line of Tennessee Williams’ Deep South tale of lust, jealousy and betrayal.
Down-on-his-luck Archie Lee is obsessed with his young bride, Baby Doll, but Baby is keeping her husband on a long leash. When the neighbouring cotton gin is burnt to the ground, dangerously charismatic Silva Vacarro pays them a visit, suspicious that Archie is to blame. In the steamy hours that follow, power and passion come irresistibly to the fore as a game of truth or dare plays out.
Peppered with wry humour and sultry comedy, this brand new adaptation breathes fresh life into a beautifully crafted tale by one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century.
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“Sizzling… I cannot think of a better way to spend a hot summer night” Broadway World
“Rife with suppressed burning desires, dangerous manipulation, and opaque morality… compelling” The New Jersey Times
BABY DOLL is a smoking fire of sexual polemics – burning as hot in 2019 as ever. I am thrilled to set Ensemble Theatre alight with this searing and taut adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ controversial film and masterpiece. I can’t wait to explore the poetry, beauty and heat of Williams’ language with a cast of some of Australia’s finest actors.
Shaun Rennie – Director