Benjamin Oakes, Guy Simon and Ian Michael in Malthouse Theatre’s Cloudstreet. Photo credit: Pia Johnson.
In order for to stories to endure, they have to be retold, re-interrogated, reimagined. Each time a play is remounted we find something new in it, as well as a new way to re-examine the past.
‘I remember talking to [playwright and director] Declan Greene about the idea that when you’re making a new version of an old work, you’re also thinking about the umbilical cord that exists between the original and the reinterpretation,’ said Clare Watson, Artistic Director of Black Swan State Theatre Company.