Obscene Madame D

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Obscene Madame D


Lennox Theatre


19 April - 21 April 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Theatre Kantanka proudly presents


Memory, madness, or manifesto? Enter the shadow world of the Obscene Madame D. with Theatre Kantanka, an immersive and spellbinding environment of binaural sound, hand-crafted animation, and gripping live theatre.

Iconoclastic Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst’s hallucinatory novel has been called “shocking, exquisite, mesmerizing, metaphysical” and “like Kafka but with the laugh of the Medusa”.

For this daring new adaptation, the audience wears wireless headphones to directly inhabit the psychological landscape of grieving recluse, Madame D., living below the stairs after the death of her husband. As she ponders ineffable questions both familiar and absurd, we share the atmospheric sounds and intimate voices of Madam D.’s insurrectionary life and mind.

Katia Molino commands a singular, unforgettable performance as the taboo-challenging woman living out her final days in fiery poetic prose and passionate debate—with herself, her god and her ghosts.

Dates & Times
Thursday 19 April at 7:30pm
Friday 20 April at 7:30pm
Saturday 21 April at 2pm & 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE this performance contains Adult Content

Obscene Madame D, by Theatre Kantanka (2 min) from Intimate Spectacle on Vimeo.

Ticket Options

Member Adult $25
Member Concession $20
30 Club member $20
Adult $35
Concession $30
Group 10+ $30
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60


75min (no interval) There is a 10min lockout

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