A bloodied examination of abuse, displacement and damaged relationships, Vile hits audiences with its biting dialogue yet offers hope for a second chance.
Fleeing after a brutal act, Melanie Ryder is still trapped by the life she escaped 10 years earlier. As she slowly reaches into the shadows of her past, she will learn hidden truths and begin to rebuild from within. The complex causes of Mel’s anguish are revealed as we witness her eventual self-acceptance.
“An insider’s view of small town life. Part suburban nightmare, part love story, Didem Caia’s story is as heartbreaking as it is tough.”
– Hannie Rayson, Dramaturg
- 120 minutes
- 2 female, 3 male
- Mel and Jimmy can be played by the same actor, or two sets of actors for each character, functioning in the two respective time periods. The character of Puppy can pay attention to diverse casting, as he is presented as 'other' in more ways than one.
- teen, young adult, adult
- Australian Script Centre