Man with the Iron Neck

LEGS ON THE WALL

Written by Ursula Yovich, based on an original work by Josh Bond
Directed by Gavin Robins & Josh Bond

With soaring aerial stunts this critically acclaimed work from Australia’s leading physical theatre company Legs On The Wall is a rollicking family tale of love, loss, resilience and hope.

Both heart-warming and heartbreaking we follow three young kids from the bush Ash Evelyn and Bear, and how two find survival and hope after the loss of one.

Directors Josh Bond and Gavin Robins weave Writer Ursula Yovich’s words with spectacular aerial wizardry, set, video and sound design, conjuring this bold, tender and truly moving work in a rich, at times hyperreal landscape.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

Reviews

“One of the most significant new works of theatre in this past decade.” Broadway World

“Risky, gutsy and sometimes wild” The Sun-Herald

“Man With The Iron Neck is gripping, confronting, physical theatre.” The Conversation

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Acknowledgments

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australian Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Commissioned by Darwin Festival, Sydney Festival, Adelaide Festival and Brisbane Festival. With support from The Balnaves Foundation, the Australian Government through its Indigenous Languages and Arts Program and Create NSW.

HOTA Indigenous Program Partner, Bond University

Credits

Co-Director & Original Concept: Josh Bond
Co-Director: Gavin Robins
Playwright: Ursula Yovich
Senior Creative Producer: Cecily Hardy
Legs On The Wall Artistic Director: Joshua Thomson
Composers: Iain Grandage & Steve Francis
Set Designer: Joey Ruigrok
Lighting Designer: Matt Marshall
Costume Designer: Emma Vine
Video Designer: Sam James
Sound Designers: Michael Toisuta with Jed Silver
Dramaturge: Steve Rodgers
Associate Producer: Sophia Marinos
Cultural Consultant & Community Engagement: David Cole
Cultural Consultant & Dramaturgical Input: Jane Harrison
Production Manager: Mark Haslam
Head Rigger: Andrew Bright
Senior Rigger: Chad Albinger
Stage Managers: Anna Pidgeon, Stephanie Cox, Imogen Millhouse
Assistant Stage Manager: Letisha Ackland
Production Photos: Brett Boardman, Victor Frankowski

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