'Early evening. Autumn 1954. In a house beside the Nepean River a young woman is crying. Iris is chopping onions while Leo cooks the wild mushrooms he picked that morning. Iris is growing up at the foot of the Blue Mountains. Leo is making a new life for himself after fleeing war-ravaged Europe.
'Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue is the story of Iris and Leo. They’re two outsiders peeking in at a world of money, power and gossip as they prepare canapés and cocktails for a debaucherous gathering of Sydney’s cultural elite. Tracing the roots of Sydney’s early Modernist thinking, it is performed by Adam Booth and Kate Worsley, designed by Katja Handt and features the live music of cellist Me-Lee Hay. It’s a 60ish minute story of surviving and thriving as an outsider looking in.'
Source: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre.
Commissioned and presented by Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith, New South Wales, from 15 November 2018.
Director: Nick Atkins.
Choreographer: Cloé Fournier.
Designer: Katja Handt.
Composer: Me-Lee Hay.
Lighting Designer: Benjamin Turner.
Sound Designers: Me-Lee Hay and Tegan Nicholls.
Cast: Adam Booth (Leo) and Kate Worsley (Iris).