Ellandar Productions & 45North present

Two actors in a rehearsal space.

Adelaide Fringe Praise for Post-Mortem

★★★★ 1/2 "Well worth adding to your Fringe must-see list." - Glam Adelaide

★★★★ "Doubling as the play’s author, Sharazuddin demonstrates not just a talent for performing but precise observations of our frailties and flaws, especially in matters of the heart" - The Advertiser

★★★★ "... the performance is engaging throughout and Post-Mortem will strike a chord with almost everyone who has ever been in love – whether young or not." - InDaily

8/10 "Essie Barrow and Iskander R. Sharazuddin deliver an outstanding and unflinching look at life and love... a delightful piece of theatre" - Eventalaide

"I highly recommend this magical piece of theatre. Kudos to all!" - Stage Whispers

"For a genuine Fringe experience, a rare thing nowadays, add this to your list." - Broadway World

Remember teenage love? Obsessive and knotted together. Nancy and Alex met in biology class dissecting a pig heart. They believed their love was eternal. Until they broke it. Reunited ten years later at their best friends’ wedding, another dissection begins.

Post-Mortem is an unflinching, complex, and comedic look at the giddy joy of young love, the trauma which outlives it, and the lies we tell ourselves when love dies. Award-winning playwright Iskandar R. Sharazuddin turns the typical two-hander on its head with an intimate fusion of physical theatre, and gripping new writing.

Cast & Crew
Iskandar R. Sharazuddin -
Playwright, Producer, and Actor
Essie Barrow - Actor
Jessica Rose McVay - Director, Movement Director, and Producer
Will Alder - Lighting & Sound Design
Eleanor Bull - Set & Costume Design
Renae O'Neill - Producer

Fringe World Praise for Post-Mortem

★★★★★ "Post-Mortem is a professional, slick, flawlessly-executed new theatre piece." - Pelican Magazine

★★★★★ "Movement and razor-sharp dialogue come together in a marvel of modern theatre with Post-Mortem."- Gutter Culture

★★★★ "The dialogue is playful and tender, it elicits smiles but then the rug is pulled out from under you in a physical interplay that speaks more than the words ever will." - Fourth Wall Media

★★★★ "Post-Mortem provides us with a portrait of modern love – a predicament still appealing enough to give it a try." - Fringefeed

★★★★ "Post-Mortem is lovely - a moving exploration of a romance that was meant to be, without shying away from some very real issues." - Isolated Nation

8/10 "witty, aesthetically pleasing and as magical as it is authentic" - X-press Magazine

"What I most appreciated was this story was delivered to the audience in such a painfully honest way I felt like I was inside Nancy and Alex's heads watching their memories" - Weekend Notes

"Post-Mortem is a stunning piece that deserves success. A great choice for lovers of physical theatre" - Stage Whispers

"riveting to watch and feels very intimate, almost like we shouldn’t really be looking but can’t turn away." - Walk About Perth

International Praise for Post-Mortem

★★★★★ "...a brilliant script and captivating physical theatre"- Three Weeks Edinburgh

★★★★★ "Post-Mortem was like eating a bar of dark chocolate, rich and sweet as young love with bitter notes of loss and grief"-The Mumble

★★★★ "...ingenious [...] this Post-Mortem is full of life."- Broadway Baby

★★★★ "Far from being dead on arrival, Post-Mortem is smart, tender and captivating theatre" - The List

★★★★★ - Sue in the Stalls

★★★★ - Edinburgh Culture Review

★★★★ - Bouquets & Brickbats

Ellandar Productions and 45North

Ellandar Productions is a narrative focused multidisciplinary company that produces new theatre and film which strives to be diverse and inclusive in form and content. Founded in WA in 2010 and permanently relocated to London in 2017, Ellandar has produced and commissioned 11 plays over the past nine years. Ellandar are a 2019 artistic resident at Caroline Salem's Space at Clarence Mews in East London.

45North is a company that produces theatre, film, and events, with a focus on multidisciplinary visual storytelling. Founded in 2018, 45North produces for the five-star theatrical dining experience, Scripts for Supper. In 2019, 45North made their theatrical debut at Edinburgh Fringe with Leave a Message by Ed Coleman & James Mitchell and Post-Mortem by Iskandar R. Sharazuddin. 45North will produce 20 productions in 2020 beginning with Meat by Gillian Greer at Theatre503 in February.


A woman in a dress carrying a man on her back.


Genre: Theatre/Physical Theatre

Origin: GB

Rating: M

Duration: 60 mins

Season: 2020

Dates: 11 - 23 Feb

11 - 16 Feb: 7:45pm
15 - 16 Feb: 1:30pm
18 - 23 Feb: 6:00pm
22 - 23 Feb: 12:00pm


GA: $25.00

Concession: $20.00

Group (6+): $20.00

Cheap Tuesday: $15.00

Fringe Member: $19.50

BankSA Customer: $19.50

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio

HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.

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