BATHORY BEGINS

by Emme Hoy, Gretel Vella

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BATHORY BEGINS

by Emme Hoy, 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.

Bathory Begins was the winner of the ATYP Foundation Commission (cast aged 14–17 years) in 2017 and was first produced by ATYP and Q Theatre, premiering at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on 11 September 2019.