Blonde Poison begins performances at Melbourne Theatre Company’s Lawler Theatre tomorrow night following a critically-acclaimed season at the Sydney Opera House earlier this year.
What lengths would you go to in order to survive?
This is the question posed by Blonde Poison which details the true life story of Stella Goldschlag living in war torn Berlin during World War II.
When offered the chance of saving herself and her parents from the Nazi death camps, she agreed to become a catcher for the Gestapo – eventually earning the name ‘Blonde Poison’ – and is ‘credited’ with finding and capturing 3000 Jews.
This play explores the vast complexities of Stella’s character highlighting contradictory extremes ranging from tortured victim to cruel killer, from loving mother and daughter to betrayer of friends and from gentle lover to someone in search of depraved promiscuity. Director Jennifer Hagan directs this critically-acclaimed theatrical thriller starring 2015 Sydney Theatre Award nominee Belinda Giblin for a strictly limited season at the Lawler Theatre until June 11.
‘With an ending that will remain with you long after the curtain closes, Blonde Poison is a mesmserising portrayal of self preservation and deceit…Giblin holds the audience in the palm of her hand as they sit captivated by a story that almost defies belief and leaves you wondering – what would you do?’ Arts Review by Naomi Gall
For more information and to book tickets, visit www.blondepoison.com.au