21 Sep 2019
80 Minutes

Bathory Begins

I knew visiting a public school was going to be atrocious, I just didn’t think the murders would start so early in the day.

By Emme Hoy and Gretel Vella

Year 10 Art teacher Mrs Bathory is most definitely a reincarnation of the sadistic, serial-killer Countess, Erzebet Báthory. It’s pretty obvious to her class of seven —yes, seven — girls. The last remaining survivors. When the students in 10F decide to pull the prank of the century and destroy the beast for good, there’s just one thing that stands in their way. The private school boys from Judas Gents have arrived, and they don’t feel so comfortable with murder.

Girls vs. boys. Public vs. private… And an undead woman of the night. Things were never going to end well.

The Senior ATYP Foundation Commission Award develops a new work to celebrate the skills of actors aged between 14-17. Published by Playlab, this is your chance to see the first production of a show that will be presented in schools around the country for years to come. Bathory Begins is the 2017 winner of this award.

Ages 14+

Cast & Creatives

Emme Hoy and Gretel Vella / Writers

Rowan Bate / Director

Jane FitzGerald / Dramaturg

Aleisa Jelbart / Design

Benjamin Turner / Lighting Design

Tim Hansen / Sound Design

Sorie Bangura / Production and Stage Manager

Oliver Atkins, Annika Bates, Laila Chesterman, Dylan Collerson, Laneikka Denne, Paulette Hourany, Amélie James-Power, Jonathan Kennedy, Samuel Noll, Lily Sammut, Brayden Sim, Josiah Van-Stolk, Katie Walsh, Hayden Wright / Cast

School Bookings

Performances for Bathory Begins for schools 

DATE 11, 13, 18, 20 September

TIME 12pm (plus Q&A 1pm)

COST $20 per student (one teacher free per 10 students, additional teachers at student price)

Click here to download our 2019 Arts Education brochure

Please be sure to check our Information for Teachers page for details on our venue, location and other practicalities around booking and risk assessment.

Resources: Schools Information Pack for Bathory Begins

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