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Perfect Stranger

Written by
Hilary Bell

Directed by
Kate Champion

10 Jun – 18 Jun 2021
75 mins, no interval

About the show

One day, Ruth wakes up to find that the world has changed. She tries to find her way home in a city that is now both familiar and strange, and encounters people who are almost as lost as she is.

With mounting horror, she begins to understand what has happened to her… With the audience experiencing Ruth’s journey while seated on a revolving platform, Perfect Stranger asks: how can we find a way to belong in a new world?

Perfect Stranger is written by NIDA alumna and renowned Australian writer of stage, fiction, radio, screen, and theatre Hilary Bell, and directed by award-winning director and choreographer Kate Champion, the founder of Force Majeure and director for productions for Belvoir, Sydney Theatre Company, STCSA, English National Opera and many others.


In order of appearance

Amy Joyce

Ariel Long

Braydon May

Connor Reilly

Ebony Tucker

Gabriel Alvarado

Harrison Quast

Shaw Cameron

Umima Shah-Munro

Creative Team

Kate Champion

Hilary Bell

Assistant Director 
Eve Beck
Madeleine Diggins

Voice Coach 

Jennifer White

Relf Set Designer

Costume Designer 
Hannah Tayler

Lighting Designer 
Leia Loisa

Sound Designer/ Sound Systems 
Jessica Pizzinga

Production Team

Head of Construction
Zac White

Props Supervisor 
Zoe Manning

Props Maker 

Hunter Depalo
Zachary Portelli

Props Assistant 
Ari Gilbert

Costume Supervisor 
Bethany Hewitt
Siobhan Nealon

Costume Assistant 
Michiru Encinas
Natalie De Palo

Design Assistant
Cosette Mangas
Paris Burrows

Revolve Operator
Eryn Douglas

Head Electrician 

Mia Barnes

Production Stage Manager 
Krystelle Quartermain

Deputy Stage Manager
Zoe Davis

Assistant Stage Manager 

Oliver Becroft
India Lively

* Guest
** Staff
*** Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance