The Irresistible

April has long chosen to forget the inexplicable event that defined her childhood. Her sister remains haunted. When April’s niece comes to stay the memory that has permeated every moment of their lives begins to unravel.

Twin Peaks meets Stranger Things in this darkly funny sci-fi thriller.

Created by Perth’s most exciting performance makers Side Pony Productions and The Last Great Hunt, the play is intoxicatingly creepy, bold and original, heading to the Gold Coast direct from Dark Mofo.

‘Brilliant Work… this is the reason you go to see live theatre.’ ★★★★★

‘moodiness and tension worthy of a Hitchcock movie… at once comical, current and gripping.’ Stage Whispers

‘…go and see The Irresistible, it is a truly remarkable play.’ Fourth Wall Media

Nominated – 2018 Helpmann Award, Best Play
Winner – Best Design Performing Arts WA Awards 2019
Winner – Best Actor Female Performing Arts WA Awards 2019

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts, Side Pony Productions and The Last Great Hunt

The Huxleys
Will and Garrett Huxley – Pod Heads, 2015.
Will and Garrett Huxley – Pod Heads, 2015.

Special guests THE HUXLEYS will be at HOTA to start your Irresistible journey.

Meet at The Lawn Bar before the show, grab a glamorous selfie, and be escorted to the Outdoor Stage by this incredible powerhouse art duo.

‘A visual assault of sparkle, surrealism and silliness. Working across performance art, costume, moving and still imagery they saturate their work with a glamorous, androgynous freedom, which aims to bring some escapism and magic to everyday life.’ Arts Review

Read their interview in Vogue.

Adriane Daff on the inspiration for The Irresistible

Hear Adriane’s thoughts on this bold and original new work.

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This project has been supported by LOFT, an initiative of The Blue Room Theatre, and the Western Australian Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

The Irresistible was developed and premiered at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Eats & Drinks before the show?

We highly recommend booking at our Café and our foyer bar is open 60 mins prior to performances.

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