Theatre: L’Appel Du Vide – The Call of the Void

31 May 2018

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22 and 23 June, 7pm @ The Actors’ Hub, 129 Kensington Street, East Perth ·
Presented by The Actors’ Hub ·

WELCOME to a world where your experience is your choice.

L’Appel Du Vide (“the call of the void”) is a sensitive, heart-warming exploration of the allusive dream and what we sacrifice to achieve what we imagine.

Directed by Amanda Crewes at The Actors’ Hub, the show is told through puppetry, masks and live performance and looks at friendship, loss and new perceptions.

“L’Appel Du Vide takes us on an adventure through the eyes of different characters as they play with the seductive call from the void,” she said.

“It’s a physical exploration of the idea that curiosity killed the cat and the cost of connection versus the cost of letting go.”

The main challenge, according to Crewes, is not limiting the world of our imaginations.

“It’s about exploring all the possibilities and taking it as far as it will go – really exploring the call of the void,” she said.

After graduating from the WA Academy of Performing Arts in 1998, Crewes went on to work professionally with Handzon, Kompany M, Melbourne’s Playbox and Barking Gecko Theatres and the Perth Theatre Company, as well as several professional independent theatre groups in shows such as Italian American Reconciliation, Wolf Lullaby and Conundrum.

With more than 20 years’ experience teaching and directing, she set up The Actors’ Hub in 2012 to provide a serious focus for those wanting to learn more about the acting profession.

“L’Appel Du Vide appealed because I love working with Basel theatre masks as a source of inspiration and the worlds they invite us into,” Crewes said. “There is such a great sense of mystery in the work.

“This is a magical show that will appeal to a wide audience by exploring themes we’re all familiar with, in a way that allows us to dream possibilities.”

L’Appel Du Vide plays 7pm June 22 and 23. Tickets are $30, $25 concession – book at

The Actors’ Hub is at 129 Kensington Street, East Perth.

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Top: L’Appel Du Vide sees actors Tyler Lindsay-Smith, left, Justin Gray, Ashana Murphy, Christopher Colley, Carlin Montiero, Bryce Fenwick and Quintus Olsthoorn working extensively with Basel theatre masks.

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