Victorian playwright Angus Cerini's Helpmann-winning play returns.

After a season at Griffin that earned it three Helpmanns and a NSW Premier's Literary Award, Angus Cerini's 'murder ballad' is popping down the road to the Wharf Theatre.

With the original cast — Paula Arundell, Airlie Dodds and Shari Sebbens — returning, The Bleeding Tree tells the story of a mother and two daughters living in rural Australia who decide to give the man of the house his marching orders. The eviction notice comes in the form of a bullet. But where's the best place to dispose of a body in a small town? And what will the neighbours think? The Bleeding Tree is just as much a study of community reactions to domestic violence as a revenge thriller.

Scoring praise for its pitch-black humour, sharp lyricism and taut revenge plot, The Bleeding Tree will hang you up by the heels until it's good and done with you.

Published on March 08, 2017 by Matt Abotomey

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