WRITTEN BY THERESA REBECK
Directed by Gabriella Rose-Carter
John Patrick Shanley’s bitingly funny satire inspired by his own experience in the movie business.Theresa Rebeck’s Spike Heels is a provocative, razor sharp, comedy drama that explores the power play between the sexes, the American class system, feminism, sex, and the possibility of a four sided love triangle.
A lusty, street-smart, secretary from the Bronx, A fastidious University Professor, A prudish, upper crust rich girl, and a sleazy, aggressive criminal defence lawyer battle their way through the unintended consequences of their morally ambiguous choices in this contemporary take on the Pygmalion classic.
“A script full of sophisticated witty one-liners, plus a serious subtext, four terrific performances from a highly skilled cast, a director who really knows her stuff, and perhaps the most audience friendly theatre space in Melbourne at Chapel off Chapel.”
Nicole Melloy as ‘Georgie’
Anthony Scundi as ‘Andrew’
Lelda Kapsis as ‘Lydia’
Michael Robins as ‘Edward’
“The gloves are off and the heels are out, Q44 pumps up the volume with this razor-sharp, raunchy number.”—Milk Bar Magazine
“A strong and enjoyable production thanks to its talented and dynamic cast.”—Arts Hub
“…there are moments of genuinely laugh out loud comedy in this production.”—Theatre People
“Spike Heels is a highly enjoyable and intimate look into the complex world of relationships and ultimately the necessity of being true to oneself first and foremost. And tea.”—Theatre Press
“Q44 have already made confident ripples in Melbourne’s independent theatre scene and are finding their unique niche and a loyal and happy audience, and showing us wonderful plays that we may never have otherwise seen.”—Aussie Theatre