Writer: David Ives
Director: Andrew Foster
Preview 10 Nov.
Important: Contains strong language and sexual content.
Sexy. Smart. Mischievous. Erotic.
Thomas, a young playwright-turned-director, has adapted a scandalous 19th-century novella for the stage. Known as the birthplace of sado-masochism, Venus in Furs charts an obsessive relationship between a man and the mistress to whom he becomes enslaved.
Eager to connect with contemporary audiences, Thomas wants to cash in on the success of Fifty Shades of Grey. But he’s finding it hard to cast his leading lady. Enter Vanda, an actress desperate to impress. As Thomas reluctantly agrees to audition her desire twists and turns on itself, blurring the lines between play-acting and reality.
Nominated for Best Play at the 2012 Tony awards, Venus in Fur is a tantalising and unsettling exploration of sexual politics both on and offstage - an absolute audience dazzler.
“A delicious study of sexual power dynamics.” – LA Times
“Seriously smart and very funny.” – NY Times