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Bathory Begins by Emme Hoy and Gretel Vella

sub1 THEMES: Survival, Good vs. Evil, Horror
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
Target Audience
Cast Size
CAST SIZE: Large Cast Without Doubling
   PLAYWRIGHT: Multiple playwrights
$ 23.95

Screen Shot 2017 03 30 at 11.57.35 amYear 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. 


ISBN:  978 1 925338 91 1 


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