The Armory Theatre, Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park (2008)

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Inspired by the true story of Bollywood stuntwoman and cinema icon Fearless Nadia, Theatre kantanka created a new musical theatre form, transforming the site of Newington Armory into a Bollywood film studio of the 1940s. The audience enter into the world of Australian born Mary Evans as extras in a Hindi action-film shot in post colonial Bombay. This successful production reached new audiences and a marked a high point for the company in intercultural collaboration .

Director/Designer Carlos Gomes
Musical Direction/Original Composition Bobby Singh & Ben Walsh
Performers/Devisors Rakini Devi, Chris Murphy, Annette Madden, Georgina Naidu, Parth Nanavatin, Ahillan Ratnamohon, Rajan Thangavelu & Bruno Xavier
Video Andrew Whollley
Costume Design Katia Handt
Lighting Design Nicholas Higgins
Production Manager Stephen Klinder
Producer Annette Madden
Writer Noelle Janaczewska
Photo Heidrun Lohr

Theatre Kantanka s latest offering is intriguing, clever and above all else tremendous fun. Do not let the out of the way venue put you off. Fearless N is well worth the trek
Jack Teiwea Australia Stage Online

this is an astonishing work that is a model for the creation of a musical theatre genre that doesn t conform to the traditional and tired
Nicholas Pickard The Daily Telegraph

This project was supported by Arts NSW, the Australia Council for the Arts and Sydney Olympic Park Authority