A RABBIT FOR KIM JONG-IL
“Rabbits don’t talk Mr Wertheim. They keep their stupid mouths shut or they get whacked on the head with a shovel... Learn to be a rabbit."
Johann’s super-sized rabbits are his pride and joy. Much to his surprise, the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has taken a special interest, and will stop at nothing to get his hands on them. When a bungled undercover rescue mission transports Johann to North Korea, he finds himself, and the bunnies he betrayed, in a bit of a stew.
A Rabbit for Kim Jong-il is a cunning comic thriller spanning two continents. Crammed with secret agents, espionage, double-crossings and a giant rabbit named Felix, the play is also a pointed parable about betrayal and forgiveness, greed and regret.
Griffin Theatre Company
10 October - 21 November 2015
All photographs by Brett Boardman
“It starts out absurd and then creeps up on you and hits you over the head... a theatrical ambush.”
- John McCallum, The Australian
Written by Kit Brookman
Direction: Lee Lewis
Set and costume design: Elizabeth Gadsby
Composition and sound design: Steve Francis
Lighting design: Luiz Pampolha
with Kit Brookman, Kate Box, Kaeng Chan, Steve Rodgers and Meme Thorne
“The brilliant opening scene sets the tone of a comic thriller – funny and scary in equal parts.”
- Rebecca Whitton, Australian Stage
"A Rabbit for Kim Jong-il is an ambitious, funny production of which Dürrenmatt himself would be proud."
- Jessica Keath, Concrete Playground
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