A classic cult movie from the late 1950s is being brought to life as a stage production this May and June.
Presented by Dark Psychic Productions at Phoenix Theatre, the 1959 comedy horror film A Bucket of Blood has been adapted for the stage by Mitch Brian as The Temperamental Artist.
It follows Walter Paisley, a bus boy at a beatnik café, who dreams of being an artist. After accidentally killing his landlady’s cat, he covers it with clay and passes it off as sculpture and suddenly finds himself an overnight success. Walter feels the pressure to produce more work and, as the police close in and the murders escalate, he zeroes in on the girl he loves, determined to make her his wife – or next sculpture.
The Temperamental Artist plays at 8pm May 28, 29, 30, June 4 and 5 with 2pm matinees May 31 and June 6. Tickets are $20, $18 concession plus transaction fees – book at www.phoenixtheatreinc.com.au or on 0422 394 749. Raffle and program sales go to the Autism Association of WA.
Please note: the show contains adult themes, stylised violence, haze and flashing lighting effects.