VENUS IN FUR by David Ives
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.
Reviews & Fringefeed Reacts
The evolving power-play between the two is electrically captivating... An enthralling piece of theatre that is a must-see. - Josh van't Padje, Upside Adelaide
A feat of provocative theatre... The most mesmerising aspect of the production is the chemistry between Gao-Hollitt and King. - Michelle Wakim, In Review
...a frightening unexpected climax leaving the audience wanting more! - Barry Hill, Stage Whispers
Venus in Fur has won Bank SA’s Week 3 award for Best Theatre, so don’t just take my word for it that this a theatrical knock-out! - David Grybowski, Barefoot Review
Venus in Fur is a breathtaking tour de force... To my mind, this is the show to see this final week of the Fringe! - John Doherty, Smart Arts