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the carousel: part of kxt step up festival

Photos: Felicity Tchorlian

A deadline.  A pet spider.  A bucket list budget.

THE CAROUSEL will play at the Kings Cross Theatre as part of the KXT Step Up Festival.  THE CAROUSEL is a new Australian play that explores the limits of unconditional love between sisters.

Christa and Jamie (Alex Francis and Tasha O’Brien) are sisters. Together they are embarking upon the treacherous transition between girlhood and womanhood. As girls they learn about the horrors of life, and as young women they inevitably start to live them. Christa wants Jamie to start living, Jamie refuses to leave the house.

THE CAROUSEL is all about putting young voices, women’s voices centre stage. It is a work that was made by and for young women. Emerging playwright Pippa Ellams wrote the play because she felt as though she had never seen or heard a woman like herself on stage in her life. It bravely stages taboo and offers an alternative vision about how women can and should be represented in the future.

Written by Pippa Ellams and directed by Hannah GoodwinTHE CAROUSEL was shortlisted for the Rodney Seaborne Playwrights Award in 2015 and was developed through ArtsLab. Fresh off the back of a successful season at Merrigong, this strictly limited run (30th and 31st March) will close KXT’s Step Up Festival. Tickets available at Trybooking.

Thanks to Pip and Han Inc we have a double pass to give away to the production either Friday 30th or Saturday 31st.  For your chance to win email ( using CAROUSEL GIVEAWAY as the subject.  Competition closes midnight Monday 19/3/18.  Only winners will be notified.

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