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“It’s rare to spend time with the fragility of our own existence, and even rarer to spend time in the space in between living and dying, described so beautifully in the show as a place of ‘pure love’.” Time Out

Image: Jeff Busby

We are finite in an infinite world: the punchline of existence is how little of it we are given.

An anxious god whips up the universe to garner praise. A mesmerist makes concrete the internal workings of the mind. A new Adam and Eve emerge in the unlikeliest of spaces.

Back to Back Theatre is inarguably one of the most exciting and urgent companies working in the world today. Balancing on the liminal edge of possibility, the company’s largest scale work to date charts new trails deeper into the landscape of the unconscious.

Collapsing the space between the epic and the everyday and divining the mythic in the mundane, Lady Eats Apple is a cosmic waltz from the Garden of Eden to a medieval snowstorm to the urban jungle we live in.

Director Bruce Gladwin
Devisors / Performers Mark Deans, Simon Laherty, Romany Latham, Brian Lipson, Sarah Mainwaring & Scott Price
Set Design Mark Cuthbertson
Projection Design Rhian Hinkley
Lighting Design / Technical Direction Andrew Livingston, bluebottle
Composition Chris Abrahams
Sound Design Marco Cher-Gibard
Sound System Design Nick Carroll
Sound Design & Mix Lachlan Carrick
Dramaturgy Melissa Reeves, Tamara Searle & Kate Sulan
Creative Development Artists Robbie Croft, Shio Otani, Sonia Teuben & Brian Tilley
Costume Design Eugyeene Teh
Stage Manager Alice Fleming
Assistant Stage Manager Lucy Harrison
Production Manager Dans Maree Sheehan
Mechanical Design & Fabrication Kinetic Sets
Senior Producer Ally Harvey
Executive Producer Alice Nash

Developed with support from
The Australian Government‘s Major Festivals Initiative, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Melbourne Festival, Adelaide Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Carriageworks, Wiener Festwochen, Theater der Welt and with support from the Keir Foundation and Thyne Reid Foundation.

This project has been co-commissioned by Holland Festival.

LADY EATS APPLE has been supported by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (Eldon and Anne Foote Trust Donor Advised Program 2016).

This presentation has been supported in its development by the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne and Coleby Consulting. (First developed in residence at the V&A as part of the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT)).

Upcoming Performances

02 Jun 2017 - 04 Jun 2017

Theater der Welt, Hamburg, Germany

Post-show artist talk: Saturday 3 June 9:15pm


14 Jun 2017 - 18 Jun 2017

Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, Austria

Post-show discussion: Saturday 17 June 4:15pm


24 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017

Holland Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Breakfast Lecture: Sunday 25 June 11am
Post-show discussion: Sunday 25 June 4pm


14 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018

London International Festival of Theatre, London, England

Image: Zan Wimberly