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Presented by Tooth + Nail Theatre Company in Assoc. with Holden Street Theatres


WINNER: Inspiration Award, Prague Fringe 2016

“Really quite delightful… Incredibly skilled!” - A Younger Theatre

“Electrifying! A joy from beginning to end.” - Fringe Review – Highly Recommended Show

About the show

On a dark and stormy night…

1946: An unknown man returns to his childhood home.

1927: Four children play a delightfully dark, frightfully funny game…

Edward Constance Oliver and Theo revel in a fantasy of gothic proportions. In their ever-shifting world of joyful cruelty the only sure things are the rules of the game. But the violence of a half-forgotten war lurks beyond the torchlight, and the surrounding shadows threaten to unleash the darkness within…

Born of classic Gothic novels and visually inspired by early silent film, Parlour Games blends acrobatics, shadow play and an inventive visual style. This is a funny, playful and disturbing work of physical theatre from Lecoq-trained Tooth+Nail.

Adelaide Reviews

★★★★"It’s great to watch something well out of the ordinary done so well. The Advertiser

★★★★1/2Beautifully presented and stunningly performed, Parlour Games is absolutely compelling theatre. The Upside News

Cast & Company

Tooth+Nail was founded in 2014 at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. An international company, we tell original, devised stories that combine humour and darkness in a visually rich and highly physical style. Story and character are at the heart of our work. The question that drives us is: what can we do in a theatre that we can't do anywhere else?

We formed Tooth+Nail on graduating from Lecoq, having worked together since the very first day at the school. Parlour Games was our first show as a company, and debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015. Following some alterations, it went on to Prague Fringe 2016, where it won the Inspiration Award for Best New Show. Our second show, Hummingbird, a deviously touching tale of love and murder, is now also on tour after a hugely successful Edinburgh run. You can keep up with all the goings on at www.toothandnailtheatre.com.


As Tooth+Nail Theatre Company:

Parlour Games


‘Charmingly beautiful … a joyous ditty with a twinge of loss.’

The Australian Times, 4.5 stars

‘Beautifully evocative … a pleasure to watch.’

The West Australian, 4 stars

‘Electrifying! A joy from Beginning to end.’

Fringe Review, Highly Recommended Show

Winner: Inspiration Award, Prague Fringe 2016

Nominated: Best Dance/Physical Theatre Show FRINGE WORLD 2017


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Origin: UK/France/Norway

Season: 2017


16th @ 6:30pm

18th - 19th @ 6:30pm

18th @ 1:30pm

21st @ 6:30pm

22nd - 26th @ 9:30pm


Adult: $25.00, Concession: $22.00, Child: $22.00, Group 6+: $22.00, Preview: $20.00, Tuesday: $18.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Arch, Holden Street Theatres

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