Wellington: Bats Theatre Present:
Becoming The Courtesan - A Remarkable Seduction
Season: Preview: Thu 8 & Fri 9 January, $10, Sat 10 - Sat 17 January
Tickets: $18 Full/$13 Concession & group (8+)
Written & Performed by Jamie Burgess and Karen Anslow
Original Music & Lyrics: Jamie Burgess
Dramaturgy & Costumes: Paul Jenden
Design: Ian Harman
Directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
Spoilt rich boy Lorenzo must master his abhorrence of the fairer sex in order to produce a legitimate heir and keep his substantial inheritance, so he approaches a professional, the acclaimed Courtesan ‘La Cochineal’.
In one pivotal night, can her song teach Lorenzo the skills necessary to overcome his desires towards men, or could this be the first time her voice will fail her? In a bedroom full of secrets, what terrible truths are waiting to be exposed?
Neither Lorenzo nor the Courtesan will leave the room unchanged . . . Let the remarkable seduction begin.
BECOMING THE COURTESAN is a dramatic and soaring piece of lyric theatre, which explores why, so often, the relationship between the sexes must always be defined by sex.
Jamie Burgess & Karen Anslow know something of the value of a deep friendship; after living together for seven years they should! It can take extraordinary circumstances to allow a man and a woman to have a platonic relationship of this kind, and they bring their experience to this new work. Together, they have created a night at the theatre that they have always wanted to see!
Check it out at Bats Theatre, Wellington