Written by Stephen House
Directed by Shane Pike
Performed by Tom Markiewicz
Music by Silvan Rus
You’re invited to the sleazy Parisian underworld where a homeless bi-sexual queen wrenches you into her fringe-dwelling existence. Local rising star Tom Markiewicz inhabits the very edges of society in this exciting new adaptation of Stephen House’s darkly poetic monologue. Based on the playwright’s own experiences of living on the streets of Paris, director Shane Pike’s edgy interpretation will take you to the darkest corners of addiction, sexuality and sanity in Wax Lyrical’s gritty production.
"Wax Lyrical Production’s new adaptation of Stephen House’s Appalling Behaviour, told as complex monologue, is dark, gritty and enticing..."
Meredith Walker - Blue Curtains Brisbane
Director Shane Pike enhances the narrative’s exposition from a single naive and idealistic perspective... [his] evocative direction... brought a power that drew focus into the story and character..."
Rhumer Diball - Downstage Discernments
"Pike and Markiewicz have teased out a gentle new take on the text. Within this demanding 55-minute performance there are a number of sublime moments..."
Xanthe Coward - XS Entertainment