bAKEHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY present
THE ISHMAEL CLUB
They called themselves the Ishmael Club. Outsiders. Bohemians. They were avant-guard before it was cool, and they listened to music you've never heard of.
In the heart of Melbourne, fuelled by red wine, garlic and the possibilities of art, they held court on topics ranging from ...'the price of beer in China to the future of the soul.'
The story of Norman Lindsay, Will Dyson, and Ruby Lind. Friends, rivals, political satirists, and above all else: artists. Told by the woman who witnessed them as they were drawn across the streets of Melbourne, to the strikes of London, to the trenches of a Great War.
The Ishmael Club is a study in the nature of friendship and the mind of the artist, the cost of war, and an Australia long past but lingering still.
Cast: Jasper Garner-Gore, Richard Hilliar, Katrina Rautenberg, Amy Scott-Smith
Director: Suzanne Millar
Season: 8 - 17 Julyl
Ticket Prices: $22 including booking fee