Hell is other people in play about afterlife

Jacinta Tavelli-Williams opposite the Old Mill Theatre.
Jacinta Tavelli-Williams opposite the Old Mill Theatre.

She’s appearing in No Exit, a depiction of the afterlife where three dead characters are punished by being locked in a room together for eternity.

Tavelli-Williams plays Estelle, a character she described as a narcissistic southern belle who can’t bear to be anything other than the centre of attention.

‘She shows no remorse for the sins of her dark past but her hysterical, exaggerated behaviour is comical at times,’ she said.

‘I’m usually a fairly low-key person so playing this larger-than-life character is definitely a challenge for me.’ No Exit appealed to Tavelli-Williams because of its insight into the human psyche.

‘The central concept that hell is other people is absolutely true,’ she said.

‘I also like that the setting is in hell ” it provides a good chance to imagine what it would be like.’

No Exit will play at the Old Mill Theatre at 8pm on September 19 and 20 and October 3 with a 2pm matinee on September 22.