Ned Kelly sits in a grimy cell at Old Melbourne Gaol on the night before his execution. His brother and fellow gang member Dan, who Ned believes died at the siege of Glenrowan, visits disguised as a priest. He’s seeking Ned’s blessing and forgiveness before heading north to start a new life in Queensland.
Dramatically entwining fact, theory and myth, Kelly is masterfully balanced with light and shade, and the quick-fire banter resonates with a crass but irresistible brand of Australian humour. Kelly is a fast-moving, action–packed story which portrays the infamous cult heroes in a totally new light.
Nominated for five 2012 Matilda Awards including Best New Australian Work, Best Mainstage Production, and Best Actor (Steven Rooke).
Warning: Contains coarse language, sexual references, and simulated violence. Recommended for mature audiences 15+.