Speaking in Tongues

DMV Theatre's 10th Anniversary Production

                  By Andrew Bovell

Presented by DMV Theatre & Neptune Open Spaces
Directed by: Matthew Thomas Walker
Featuring: Francine Deschepper, Michael Ferguson,                 
                 Pamela Halstead, Theo Pitsiavas
Designers: Aaron Collier, Katherine Jenkins-Ryan and Ingrid Risk

January 26-29, 2017 — Neptune’s Scotiabank Studio

Two couples contemplate infidelity. One follows through, the other does not. Each choice creates ripples outward, like a stone dropping in a pond. Lives overlap and intertwine. A lost love reappears. A pair of shoes abandoned on the beach. A woman vanishes without a trace.

Contracts broken between lovers and powerful bonds forged between strangers.

What happens when intimacy breaks down? When do we recognize the danger of our inaction? How far will we go to feel something?

[Speaking in] Tongues is a relationship drama, a crime thriller, and a psychoanalytical puzzle, but also seems to be none of these. It seems to be a play about connections between people. But then that slips away...this play is slippery...you probably haven’t seen any other play quite like it. Listen watchfully.
                                                  - James Wenley - Theatre Scenes, Aukland, NZ 

  • Winner of the 1997 Australia Writers' Guild AWGie Award for Best Stage Play
  • Adapted into the film Lantana which scooped seven awards at the 2001 Australia Film Institute Awards including Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Direction
  • Playwright Andrew Bovell co-authored the Baz Luhrmann film Strictly Ballroom