Kieran Gould-Dowen to Premiere HOLD ME, I BEG YOU
A man can change his stars. A quote popular to any fan of Heath Ledger's A Knight's Tale, and a quote British writer and director Kieran Gould-Dowen from Thatcher's Boy Theatre has seized 2017 with.
Arriving in Australia only two years ago, Gould-Dowen didn't waste any time. In January 2017, his show Take A Seat debuted at The Butterfly Club to a sold out season and received high praise from audiences and critics alike. The success allowed him to develop the show and perform a successful second season at Chapel Off Chapel in August 2017. Since then, Gould-Dowen has returned to The Butterfly Club with two new shows: Continue Without Saving? in October 2017 and More Pudding Anyone?which opens its doors mid-December.
Starting Thatcher's Boy Theatre in July 2017, the company values itself on bringing new works to Melbourne that tell engaging and interesting stories particularly provoking social change. With the company expanding, Gould-Dowen is already planning to double his success of 2017 with a season of seven shows for 2018, tackling issues such as what it means to be human, what humanity is without faith, and the cracks of political corruption in our society.
Starting 2018 with an act of love, Gould-Dowen will be debuting his show Hold Me, I Beg You at The Butterfly Club late January before touring it to Adelaide Fringe. The show explores the thoughts and emotions of depression and suicide, in a world where depression can be transferred through embracing one another, reminding the audience that compassion goes a long way.
"Gould-Dowen specialises in presenting interesting narratives such as this show." Melbourne Observer on Continue Without Saving?
"Themes are deftly handled, with key emotional points cleverly disrupted by humour." Many Melbournes on Take A Seat
This production opens on 31st January 2018 and runs for five nights. Bookings recommended.
Show Details: Hold Me, I Beg You
Dates: 31st January 2018 - 4th February 2018
Venue: The Butterfly Club, Carson Place, Off Little Collins Street