The One

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The closing show of the Poppy Seed Festival, Fire Curtin Co’s production of The One is an intense look into the role of violence and consent in relationships.

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Gin Sister

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The third show in Melbourne’s newest festival, the Poppy Seed Festival, Man With A Plan’s Gin Sister highlights the acting talents of three talented women in a poetic and often thought-provoking theatrical response to women’s drinking culture.

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The One

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Concluding the season for the inaugural Poppy Seed Festival is Vicky Jones’ award-winning hit The One – a viciously funny new play about Harry and Jo, a couple trapped in a violent and destructive cycle of co-dependent love and lust. Winning the Verity Bargate Award for new writing and premiering in 2014 to rave reviews, the show is 65 intense minutes of sex, violence and snack food and brutally asks ‘in the warfare of modern relationships, what are the rules of engagement?’ Beat had the chance to sit down with performer Kasia Kaczmarek (TV’s Wentworth) to have a chat about Fire Curtain Co’s new production at fortyfivedownstairs and what makes it such a fascinating show.

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Gin Sister

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Making its Melbourne debut this year, the Poppy Seed Festival is an exciting new addition to the Melbourne theatre scene. Featuring four shows across multiple venues, the festival encourages a real sense of connection and camaraderie between all artists involved. Beat sat down with Jean Goodwin from Man With A Plan to discuss the festival, the theatre scene in Melbourne and her upcoming show Gin Sister.

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