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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

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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