VENUS IN FUR by David Ives - A polaroid with a red border of a young Chinese-Australian woman in a grey velvet dress, wearing a jade green necklace. She looks into the lens, leaning back on a red suede-look couch. Her face is defiant. The polaroid sits on top of a 17th century painting. A voluptuous woman in a red dress and a cherub can be seen poking out from behind the polaroid.

VENUS IN FUR by David Ives

Theatre and Physical Theatre • Drama
Victoria • Adelaide Fringe Premiere

A sexy, subversive modern classic from multi-award winner Wil King (DIRT, Netflix’s Why Are You Like This) and Bridget Gao-Hollitt (Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Superpumped).

It’s been a long day of auditions and writer/director Thomas still hasn’t found an actress worthy of his new play... until Vanda walks in. Over the course of the night, the two seem to hit it off; as Thomas sees the character come to life before his very eyes.

But who is Vanda? How does she know the play off-by-heart? And who’s auditioning who in this fiery battle for dominance?

David Ive’s funny, enthralling, Tony-Award winning look at sexual power dynamics in the workplace is reimagined for a post #metoo era by two of Australia’s most exciting young stars, under the direction of Green Room nominee Daniel Lammin.

Presented by: Wil King

Wil King is a gender-fluid actor/producer who you may recognise from Adelaide Fringe '21 multi-award-winner DIRT. They recently starred in WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS for ABC and Netflix, playing outrageous drag queen, Austin. After graduating from 16th Street’s full-time program, Wil made their professional debut in STRANGERS IN BETWEEN (fortyfive downstairs and Seymour Centre) opposite Simon Burke AO and Helpmann Award Winner Guy Simon, gaining rave reviews for their performance as Shane. They have since collaborated with Strangers director Daniel Lammin again, playing Charles Manson in SNEAKYVILLE (fortyfive downstairs), and now on VENUS IN FUR. Wil is also developing a new project for television with Adam Murfet and Jessie Oldfield, director/producers of Why Are You Like This.

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