Heavenly Bodies + Beautiful Souls


A double bill written by the Bard of Brisbane Sven Swenson.

Heavenly Bodies; Set in Singapore in 1942 as the Japanese invasion is fast approaching, Aussie digger ‘Cutty’ is pressured into visiting a brothel despite missing his wife Ruby whom he loves deeply. It is here that he meets Laidie, a young transgender woman who wants nothing more than to find her place in the world. As the bombs continue to shell the city around them, this unlikely pair form a bond commonality far more intimate than most brothel encounters ever could.

Beautiful Souls; offers a glimpse into the final hours of convicted drug smugglers David, his mentally disabled brother Justin, and friend Bethany. As they sit in adjacent cells in a Thai prison awaiting their fast impending fate, the three must come to terms with their decisions and the consequences.

Directed by Sven Swenson and James Trigg

Designed by Raymond Milner - Matilda Award nominee - Best Design (Set and Costume)

Lighting Design by Matt Milne

Sound Design by Ryan Mahony

Produced by Pentimento Productions

(Heavenly Bodies) “A work of such contemplative theme requires a beautiful backdrop and Ray Milner’s design in “Heavenly Bodies” certainly fits the bill. The detailed staging of a Singaporean bordello room circa its 1942 fall, is lush in fabric, furniture and ornamentation, abundantly alive against the reality of the rubble and air-raid sirens of its surrounds.” - Meredith Walker , Blue Curtains Brisbane.

(Beautiful Souls) “It is a stark and terrifying design that allows the audience to draw their focus to`the actors“ – Katy Cotter, XS Entertainment.