Anna Breckon and Nat Randall

Set Piece

International premiere
Presented by Adelaide Festival in association with Vitalstatistix
Originally commissioned by Arts House, Performance Space and Vitalstatistix

Adelaide Festival and Vitalstatistix regret to announce that our season of Set Piece has been cancelled due to the impacts of the recent COVID-19 outbreaks in New South Wales, and the subsequent hard border closures.

We are in challenging times and like so many others in our community, the effect of the pandemic on artists and arts organisations is ongoing and profound. Adelaide Festival, Vitals and the entire Set Piece creative team are very grateful for your understanding in this matter. Please read the full statement HERE.

From the creators of global cult hit The Second Woman (presented by Adelaide Festival with Vitalstatistix in its final Australian presentation in 2019) comes Anna Breckon and Nat Randall’s much anticipated new work Set Piece.

Another astounding theatrical and cinematic hybrid, Set Piece explores the genres, dynamics and generational nuances of queer erotic relationships between women.

Loosely inspired by Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? this 90-minute show foregrounds two lesbian couples brought to you by a remarkable ensemble of acclaimed performers.

Drawing from a wide range of queer culture references including lesbian pulp fiction, Set Piece immerses you in pleasure, intimacy and melancholy, through its use of visual and aural erotics, repetition, lush tactility and cinematic devices to create a sublime synaesthetic experience.

A must for cinephiles, art lovers and theatre buffs, Set Piece is sexy, beautiful and full of wit – and is unlike anything seen on the Australian stage.

Image: Getty Images


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Adelaide Festival, Rising, Perth Festival and Performance Space

Original co-commissioners: Arts House and Vitalstatistix

Performance Dates

Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre,
Kaurna Yerta


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Creative Team

Director – Anna Breckon
Writers – Anna Breckon and Nat Randall
Performers – To be announced
Set design – Genevieve Murray, Future Method Studio
Set builder – Jam Dickson
Lighting design – Fausto Brusamolino
Hair and make-up design – Sophie Roberts
Music composition – Nina Buchanan
Music research – Jade Muratore
Cinematographer – Ross Turley
Lead camera operator – EO Gill
Choreographer – Victoria Hunt
Dramaturg – Miranda Harcourt
Intimacy coordinator – Michela Carattini
Production manager – Liz Astey, dplr
Producer and tour manager – Fenn Gordon, Tandem