DEVIL WITH THE BLUE DRESS

The Bunker Theatre, Seaview Productions, and Desara Bosnja present

DEVIL WITH THE BLUE DRESS

by Kevin Armento
directed by Joshua McTaggart

This gets called the Monica Lewinsky Scandal.
You made sure everyone knew my name.
 


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January 1998: America is rocked by one of the biggest political sex scandals of all time.

Slyly exhuming the little blue dress that launched the biggest media circus of a generation, the five women who were at the centre of the infamous Monica Lewinsky scandal collide on stage in this political thriller. A First Lady, a secretary, a daughter, a confidant, and an intern take us through the corridors of power and behind the closed doors where the abuse of that power took place.

A theatrical battle over exactly how it all went down, DEVIL WITH THE BLUE DRESS asks who were the heroes and villains, and why, twenty years later, we're only beginning to grapple with one of the most challenging questions in American political history: How do we respond to women seeking power, and the men who misuse it?

As the world faces a new dawn in how it thinks and talks about both historic and recent cases of abuse of power, DEVIL WITH THE BLUE DRESS takes us to the heart of the first sex scandal of the internet age.

 


This world premiere, produced by The Bunker Theatre, Seaview Productions, and Desara Bosnja, brings together American playwright Kevin Armento (Good Men Wanted, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally) and The Bunker Theatre's Artistic Director Joshua McTaggart (Abigail, Marching On Together) in a collaboration that marks The Bunker's first American play to be staged in its space.

CAST 

Hillary - Flora Montgomery
Monica - Daniella Issacs
Linda - Emma Handy
Betty - Dawn Hope  
Chelsea - Kristy Philipps                     
Saxophonist - Tashomi Balfour
 
CREATIVE

Writer - Kevin Armento
Director - Joshua McTaggart
Set & Costume Designer - Basia Bińkowska
Lighting Designer - Jess Bernberg
Sound Designer - Anna Clock
Assistant Sound Designer - Claire Fuller
Production Manager - Sarah Cowan
Deputy Production Manager - Safron Grothier
Production LX - Phillip Burke
Stage Manager - Maria Gurevich
Assistant Stage Manager - Verity Bate
Assistant Directors - Jessica Bickel-Barlow & Rebecca Vaa
Casting Director - Emily Jones
Movement Director - Erin Eloise
Vocal Coach - Rebecca Gausnell
Photography - Helen Murray
PR - Chloe Nelkin Consulting
Producers - The Bunker Theatre, Desara Bosnja & Seaview Productions