Please note - Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Friday night performance has been cancelled. The Saturday night show will go ahead as planned. We apologise for any inconvenience.
The Laudanum Project is returning to the Old Castlemaine Gaol with it's most ominous work to date!
Presented in a variety of medias (performance, fine art exhibition, and art-based book), The Baby Farmer is set against the backdrop of London's East End during the 1870's.
This one-act play explores the isolation and spiralling madness that surrounds 6-year-old Agatha May and her mentally ill mother Winnifred Alcorn.
A somber and brooding meditation on destiny, lost innocence and the nature of evil.
Amidst an ever growing nightmare of premonitions, omens and visitations Agatha and Winnifred's darkened world slowly begins to unravel when a shadowy stranger with a sinister agenda appears on the streets of Whitechapel and initiates a terrifying game of cat and mouse that will leave both mother and daughter changed forever.
The Baby Farmer has also been released as an adult picture book with full text from
the play and breathtaking illustrations by artist Chloe Neath. In addition to the book,
a selection of the original artworks from The Baby Farmer will be on display at each
performance and available for purchase from the artist.
The Laudanum Project has devised The Baby Farmer as a multifaceted, unholy trinity that consists of a one-act play, an illustrated book and an accompanying exhibition.
The Laudanum Project are - Captain Enoch Malleus (Gareth Skinner): Keyboard,
cello & all musical composition. Alphonse Cheese-Probert (Nick Ravenswood): Performer & writer.
Saturday 27 May
Exhibition opens at 8pm with performance starting at 9pm
Tickets $40 Adult, Concession $30