Madagascar is the haunting story of a mysterious disappearance that changes three lives forever. At three different points in time, three people find themselves in the same hotel room overlooking the Spanish Steps in Rome: June, a young woman who works as a tour guide of the city’s ancient ruins; Lilian, her wealthy and elegant jet-setting mother; and Nathan, an awkward university economist and the best friend of Lilian’s deceased husband.
Slowly, their individual stories unfold: their relationship to each other, what this room means to them, and why they have been called to it slowly reveal themselves. As their stories spill out and weave back and forth – each contradicting, clarifying, or deepening what the others say – the strands join to form one gripping and disquieting tale.
“When I read this play, I could not put it down. I was captivated by the beauty of the language and enticed by the fascinating mystery that lurks beneath this delicate character study. Amanda Muggleton, who has entertained so many of you over the years, returns to Perth to bring to life the matriarch of the play alongside Rebecca Davis. I hope you will enjoy unravelling the mystery as much as I did.” Kate Cherry.
PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, PERTH WA
23rd October to 7th November 2010
Cast includes Rebecca Davis, Amanda Muggleton
Director: Kate Cherry
Duration: approx. 2 hrs 10 minutes (including one interval)
Warning: Contains occasional strong language