A HighTide and David Luff production in association with the Bush Theatre.
This is the problem with you teenagers. This is the problem with you youth. No sense of sacrifice. You have everything. You have the whole world and still you’re not happy.
Sebastian is “that kid” at high school. He’s weird. He smells. He’s obsessed with comics, and talks to himself. But after a catastrophic fallout with his only friend, Claryssa, he wakes up with a moth in a jar by his bed, and a calling to save the souls of all humanity. And so begins the Passion of Sebastian: a journey into a terrifying and starless night.
By turns dark and shimmering, Moth is a firework of a play. Channelling Donnie Darko, Disco Pigs and Copenhagen, it is a fast, funny and heartbreaking story about two young people with nowhere to go.
Declan Greene is one of Australia’s foremost emerging playwrights. He was the recipient of the Malcolm Robertson Prize (2010), the Green Room Award for Best Original Writing (2010) and the Max Afford Playwright’s Award (2012). Moth is his European debut.
Moth played at the HighTide festival before transferring to the Bush Theatre.