Image by Work Art Life Studios and Black Photography
by David Ireland
Directed by Brett Cousins
25 Aug – 19 Sep
Previews: 20 – 23 Aug
Extra Show Tuesday 17 September due to popular demand!
Q&A Session following performance on Thursday 5 September
Duration: 80 minutes, no interval
This show contains adult themes, graphic language and stage violence
Featuring Steve Bastoni, Sarah Sutherland & David Whiteley
Set & Costume Design Louise McCarthy
Lighting Design Tom Willis & Rachel Lee
Sound Design Daniel Nixon
Accent Coach Matt Furlani
Fight Director Charlie Mycroft
Stage Manager Liberty Gilbert
Assistant Stage Manager Tayla Gane
“The human race depends upon us, the makers of theatre, for its very survival. And without the freedom to be wrong in the pursuit of the truth, then we’re no better than actual engineers. We’re no better than theatre critics”
A searing comedy on show business post-#MeToo that brilliantly captures the confusion of ‘woke’ men trying to mansplain their positions of power.
A talented young female writer, an A-list actor and an ambitious West End director meet to discuss the most important new play of the decade – if they can only agree on what it’s about! Fragile egos, the fault lines of modern politics and the all-pervasive power of Hollywood threatens to derail the whole project.
“It’s a triumph of dramatic intelligence and some of the best acting you’ll see in Melbourne this year.” ★★★★★ – Herald Sun
“Brett Cousins directs a strong cast. No one escapes unscathed from Ireland’s vicious satire, and the actors take to it with exceptional relish.”– ★★★★ The Age
“body-slamming and near-flawless new production”– The Australian