Perth theatre collective The Last Great Hunt is consistently producing work that is fresh, authentic and innovative. They first reeled me in with It’s Dark Outside a few years back and I have been hooked ever since, hoping they will remount their older works so I can have another chance to catch them at the theatre.
Asking universally relatable questions and weaving elements of magic realism and sci-fi into their work gives it a sense of whimsy and a feeling that anything is possible. Their latest venture, premiering at the State Theatre Centre, is Improvement Club, which has been described as ‘Being John Malkovich meets The Office’.
Want to know how to bury a body? How to have an affair? What to say in an awkward situation? You need The Advisors.
The Last Great Hunt adds another powerful weapon to its theatrical artillery with their latest production, The Advisors. It’s punchy, polished and poignant.
The Advisors is a new work about the universe of advice; the good, the bad, and the ignorable. This new work was created by The Last Great Hunt, winners of the Fringe World Martin Sims Award – the top honour for best local work – in both 2016 and 2015.
The show is directed and co-written by Gita Bezard, and performed and co-written by Jeffrey Jay Fowler, Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs, Frieda Lee, and Mararo Wangai.
Tabetha caught up with Gita ahead of the season to talk a bit about the show and the company behind it.