Where the ordinary becomes extraordinary!
Black Hole Theatre comprises an ever evolving group of puppeteers, performers, visual artists, designers, filmmakers, composers and other collaborators. Founded in 1993 in Melbourne, Australia the company is committed to the development of puppetry as a powerful force within contemporary theatre. We engage with artists, initiate dialogues and create pieces that embraces multiple art forms. We create original works, produce events, facilitate the work of independent artists, collaborate with other companies in creating material, and run a variety of workshops for professionals, families and young people. Our work appears in theatres, on the street, in pubs and shop windows.
Awards: 2003 Nancy Black received a Green Room Award for Outstanding Direction in Independent Theatre for Caravan. In the Beginning received a Green Room Award nomination for Nancy Black as Best Director of a New Form in 2007. The 2008 production of Coop won 3 Green Room Awards in the Alternative Theatre category: Best Production, Best Lighting and Best Sound.
The Book Of Revelations
Ada’s world has become quite strange…nothing seems the same. Once familiar objects shift, time bends and angels sing. This is a journey with no beginning, moving towards an unseen end, oddly familiar with surprises along the way.
Black Hole Theatre is known for its track record of creating original exciting cross-disciplinary performance around often dark and challenging subjects. With Alison Richards’ extraordinary The Book of Revelations, we leap into the unknown, following a mind facing uncharted realms of altered perception, stirred by dementia and other mental illness. Directed by Nancy Black, some of Melbourne’s leading talents combine sound, visuals and performance to create a startling world full of wonder, terror – and joy.
Part contemporary opera, part art installation where cutting edge technology meets visual theatre, The Book of Revelations marks a new approach to immersive performance. Each audience member will have their own unique experience; the everyday may never be quite the same again.
Now available for touring.
BLIND: Puppetry with Punch
Stirring, poignant, physical, and lyrical, BLIND, our extraordinary collaboration with the Duda Paiva Company, has gone from strength to strength. Created by Nancy Black and DPC’s Duda Paiva, the one man show is inspired by Duda’s struggle with his childhood blindness. Following its premiere at the World Puppetry Festival in France in 2015, BLIND continues to tour Europe, and in March had a sellout season at TheatreWorks in Melbourne. The only Australian show invited to the prestigious Wuzhen Festival in China, it thrilled those audiences as well, and negotiations have begun for a multi-city China tour in 2018.