Joy – I am looking forward to the show, love (and or lust) at the mortuary is not a common theme, what inspired you to use such a dead place as the setting?

Lincoln - I’m very interested in the idea of taboo. What makes and defines our boundaries can be so arbitrary. The mortuary is a representation of that “inbetween” place, between life and death. It really represents the grey area that I’m trying to explore.


Joy – Your collaborations with JackRabbit Productions are consistently hilarious – do you write with their sensibilities in mind, or are the collaborations just a happy coincidence? 

Lincoln – Luckily our sense of humour aligns really well! I don’t write with them in mind, but I guess we just have the same idea of what is funny.


Joy – Do you prefer working in theatre or TV? Why this preference? 

Lincoln - There’s a stock answer I often give to this question which is “whatever pays”, but honestly I have no idea. I guess I prefer whatever I’m doing at the time. At the moment I’m back in love with the theatre, it’s vulnerable and terrifying, and that’s nice.


Joy – Where do you see yourself, career-wise, or what do you hope to achieve 10 years from now?

Lincoln – I’d love to be able to do pretty much exactly what I’m doing, maybe at a slightly larger scale and then eventually be able to buy a small house and have a large dog.


Joy – What is next for you in 2019? 

Lincoln – Well I have a few things locked in for later in the year that I’m not sure I’m allowed to talk about yet and then I’m taking a little break to recalibrate, I’m having a holiday in Vancouver! My first overseas trip in years, it’s a long time coming.

A big thank-you to Lincoln and the team behind Necrophilia – on at Limelight on Oxford until 1 June, for tickets see:

This Month in Sydney

8 - 26 January

Sydney Festival

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Every January, Sydney Festival starts the new year with a bang, transforming the city with a bold cultural celebration based on critical ideas and cutting-edge art and performance.

More than any other cultural event, Sydney Festival defines Sydney’s personality. For over four decades we have presented international artists who guarantee headlines, and whose presence in Sydney adds to the Festival’s buzz and prestige, including names like Björk, Brian Wilson, Grace Jones, Manu Chao, Elvis Costello, AR Rahman, Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, Robert Lepage, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Peter Sellars, Sir Ian McKellen and David Byrne & St. Vincent. Some of the world’s great companies – Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance, Cheek by Jowl, Gate Theatre and The Wooster Group to name only a few – also share the Festival with the most exciting artists and companies in Australia.

Sydney Festival’s audacious contemporary programming positions it at the forefront of arts practice in Australia and up there as one of the most wonderful festivals in the world. (from Sydney Festival website)