Charles Purcell: Merciless Gods

Where do Gods live? In the sewers, with us…

Cruel, kind, generous and capricious.

Starring Kickstart Helix 2017 artist Charles Purcell, this theatrical adaptation of the acclaimed short story collection by author and provocateur, Christos Tsiolkas, humans and fallen angels alike are playthings – prey to godly whims.

Vicious and tender, here is Australia. In migrant camps, gay saunas, pill-popping hipster dinner parties, porn sets, prison cells and the steamy streets of King’s Cross, Merciless Gods captures haunting slices of our psyche and unveils the hidden faces of ancient deities

Intercutting between families, friends and accidental encounters, this is humanity laid-bare – virtuous and vengeful, domestic and divine.

Christos Tsiolkas has entrusted this first ever stage adaptation of Merciless Gods to queer indie company Little Ones Theatre and award winning playwright Dan Giovannoni. In the hands of these theatre makers this is urgent, dirty, glorious Australian theatre told from the perspectives of Greek, Italian, Turkish, German, and Iranian migrant experience.

25 Jul 2017 - 5 Aug 2017
Full $35, Conc. $29 Group 4+ $29 each, Preview $25

Northcote Town Hall
189 High St, Northcote VIC 3070