HYDRA by Double Water Sign HYDRA by Double Water Sign

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Event Details

The end of the world. The beginning of the next.

The world has changed. There’s no fresh water and machines have taken all the jobs. Attempting to give his life meaning, Bowen signs up for an experimental medical procedure where ‘Heroes’ can be euthanised, donating their bodies’ water back to the community. Anita, his ‘Giving Consultant’, claims to be there just to ease his passage, but as they spar we learn that Anita is doing a lot more than just her job. She dreams of a future where we burn it all down and start again.

From multi-award winning duo Double Water Sign; the makers of GROUND CONTROL and MORAL PANIC, this searing new work of science-fiction is the story of an angry young man and the woman whose job it is to kill him.

Shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award, HYDRA asks “what parts of ourselves will we have to kill to survive the end of the world?”


Writer: Rachel Perks

Director: Bridget Balodis


Sapidah Kian

Casey Filips


Set & Costume Designer: James Lew

Lighting Designer: Amelia Lever-Davidson

Sound Designer: Daniella Esposito

Performance Dramaturgy: Kamarra Bell-Wykes and Georgina Naidu

Creative Producer: Natasha Phillips

Stage Manager: Reis Low

Production Manager: Dans Maree Sheehan

Image by Pia Johnson



This a COVID Safe event with limited audience capacity.

To ensure a comfortable and safe experience for our visitors and staff, we’ve introduced COVID-safe measures in line with the Victorian Government. When coming to this event, please adhere to:

• Registering your attendance for contact tracing purposes
• Face masks must be worn when indoors at our venues unless an exemption applies
• Practice good hygiene
• Bring your own water
• If feeling unwell or waiting for COVID test results, please do not attend

Venue capacity will be adjusted to adhere to the current Victorian guidelines.

Thank you so much for keeping us all safe and we can’t wait to see you at the theatre!


This project has been assisted by The Besen Family Foundation, the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body with previous support from Melbourne Theatre Company through Cybec Electric 2019.


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21 July - 31 July, 2021


Wed - Sat 8pm, Sunday 6pm, Sat matinee 2pm (Sat 31 July)


Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, 189 High Street, Northcote 3070


75 mins


Group of 4 or more $28, Darebin Resident $30, Full $35, Preview $25, Concession and Students $28

Additional Info

Warnings: Haze, loud noises, references to gendered violence, references to mental health struggles, simulated violence.

Auslan interpreted performance on Thursday 29 July at 8pm