Book & Lyrics by Kate Mulley, Music by Andy Peterson.
From the 1920’s until the 1930’s, two vice queens, Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine, ruled the Darlinghurst underworld. Their rivalry was infamous, leading to a litany of violent crimes enacted by their razor gangs as each struggled to gain dominance in a world of sly grog, narcotics and prostitution.
In 2019, Kate Leigh’s former sly grog shop is about to reopen as a trendy coffee spot. The shop is being gutted for renovation, but there are still ghosts in the walls who aren’t done settling old scores.Razorhurst is a “compelling mediation on the explosive cocktail of gender, class and power underlying an infamous period in the history of crime”. (Newark Star-Ledger).