Katt Osborne and Tarryn Gill | 22 September - 2 October


Commissioned by PICA and presented with Performing Lines WA.


Dip into the darkly-comic dream state that is UNHEIMLICH – a house-cat will be your guide.

UNHEIMLICH, meaning un-homely/uncanny, is a space where the familiar can quickly become strange or frightening.

Join our happy couple on this journey where dreams and memories merge into reality and our shadow selves come out to play. Child-like games take on a deeper significance, jokes are wielded as weapons, and masks slip to reveal things that were intended to remain out of sight.

Conjuring fantastical imagery from the recesses of the human mind, UNHEIMLICH is a thrilling new performance work by director and The Last Great Hunt alum Katt Osborne and multidisciplinary artist Tarryn Gill. Drawing inspiration from her acclaimed Guardians series of soft sculptures, Gill has created life-sized, hand-sewn masks to be animated by an exciting team of Perth’s most-established performing artists.

UNHEIMLICH is an unmissable theatrical collaboration of visual arts, and performance.


  • Created by Tarryn Gill & Katt Osborne
    Text & Dramaturgy by Theo Costantino
    Devised with and performed by Brendan Ewing, Jacob Lehrer, Sarah Nelson & Rachel Arianne Ogle
    Directed by Katt Osborne
    Masks/Puppets/Sculptures by Tarryn Gill
    Sound Design and Additional Composition by Brett Smith
    Set and Costume Design by Laura Heffernan
    Lighting Design by Joe Paradise Lui
    Voiceover by Igor Sas
    Understudy by Jo Morris
    Production Manager by Liam Murray
    Stage Manager by Isabella Taylor
    Sound Technician by Jeremy Turner
    LED Artist by Steve Berrick
    Produced by Performing Lines WA



    Presale $25
    Standard $35
    Concession/Full time student $25
    Preview $25
    Schools $25 (bookings of 10+)

    + booking fees

  • DATE

    Wednesday 22 September – Saturday 2 October 2021

    Preview | Wednesday 22 September
    Opening |  Thursday 23 September
    Post-show Q&A | Tuesday 28 September
    Matinee | 2pm, Saturday 2 October
    Panel discussion | post show, Saturday 2 October


  • TIME

    2pm (Saturday Matinee Only)


    PICA Performance Space


    Recommended ages 15+


    75 minutes without interval.

    This work contains coarse language, strobe/flashing lights, smoke/haze, adult themes with reference to relationships and marriage, and includes some depictions of abstract and suggested violence.
    A guide of further support services is available here.