Inspired by the true story of Bollywood stuntwoman and cinema icon Fearless Nadia, Kantanka created a new musical theatre form, transforming the site of Newington Armory into a Bollywood film studio of the 1940s. The audience enters into the world of Australian-born Mary Evans as extras in a Hindi action-film, shot in post-colonial Bombay. This successful production reached new audiences and marked a high point for the company in intercultural collaboration.
Director/Designer : Carlos Gomes
Musical Direction/Original Composition:
Bobby Singh & Ben Walsh
Video: Andrew Wholley
Costume Design: Katia Handt
Lighting Design: Nicholas Higgins
Production Manager: Stephen Klinder
Producer: Annette Madden
Writer: Noelle Janaczewska
Photography: Heidrun Lohr
Supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW, Performance Space and Bundanon Trust.
“Theatre Kantanka’s latest offering is intriguing. Clever and above all else tremendous fun. Do not let the out of the way venue put you off. Fearless N is well worth the trek.” Australian Stage Online
“This is an astonishing work that is a model for the creation of musical theatre genre that doesn’t conform to the traditional and tired.”
The Daily Telegraph