the zoey louise moonbeam dawson shakespeare company
AUGUST 16 - SEPTEMBER 8 2019
"Hilariously intelligent. Gets right to the heart of Australian middle-class drama and rips it to shreds"
★★★★★ The Music
The summery embrace of an Aussie family Christmas. Familiar characters pop the cork on mid-range bubbly for a raucous celebration of festive traditions. But, all is not well.
As adult kids regress to the parental homestead, Mum and Dad’s apparent wealth is waning. They’ve sold the Audi. There are fewer presents. They’re even renting out the back shed to supplement their income.
There’s a bunch of yobbos in the backyard!
Following a Christmas dinner invitation, ocker antics start to infect the house. First, it’s the tracky dacks. Then, it’s the durries. Before you know it, the working class are treading their unsophistication all over the polished floorboards…or so it may seem.
Zoey Dawson pries open social divides with incisive comedy and exacting satire. Directed by Janice Muller, the cast members shine twice, each playing two characters—one bourgeois, one bogan.
Australian Realnessfast-forwards from the dawn of the Howard era to revel in the shattering of expectations and artificial class divisions.
Linda Cropper, André de Vanny, Emily Goddard, Walter Henry Phillips, Chanella Macri, Greg Stone
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"A cutting and provocative piece of contemporary theatre... starts out tickling your funny bone only to bash it against every mirror in the funhouse of our country's delusive attitude to class." THE AGE ★★★1/2
"An incredibly thoughtful and challenging work... hightly recommended." ARTSHUB ★★★★★
"Dreadfully funny" THEATREPRESS
"A clear-eyed deconstruction of the myths we tell ourselves... thrilling and chaotic; challenging, silly and full of bravura performances." KEITHGOW.COM
"Funny and provocative... One of the most interesting pieces of theatre I’ve seen this year." THEATRE TRAVELS