Theatre8 shows found
A baby echidna in search of where he belongs.
Combining shadow puppetry and physical comedy Spike is an interactive experience for a family audience. Spike is the story of an echidna, who is stolen from his nest, and hatches from his egg far away from home. A young girl finds him. She is playing alone in the bush because she is being bullied by other children. He has no spikes yet and she doesn’t know what kind of creature he is. She tries to work out where he comes from, but accidently puts him in dangerous situations – in the nest of a crocodile, an emu and a turtle. He feels frightened, rejected, alone. As the story unfolds, she helps him to discover where he belongs, and he helps her to find her own “spikes” and stand up to the bullies.
Run time 40mins + Q & A | Suitable ages 4 - 10 years
This engaging production comes to Burrinja following sold-out seasons in Brisbane and at Festivals.
Running 60mins | no interval | Suitable for ages 16+ due to adult content
Nancy Wake doesn't want another layer of gold paint added to the legend of The White Mouse. What happened in France in 1944 changed her forever but this time no one is messing with her story. She tells it her way. She evaded capture by the Gestapo, and was the only female special agent to survive the war. Was the price she paid too high?
Part of the Small Gems program, “Underground” is a new work which unfolds as a hallucinatory journey through Nancy Wake’s life. Become embroiled in her story as it is revealed with humour and pathos.
One Man’s Life Of Grit, Terror And Heartache.
Do not miss this achingly brilliant, ovation worthy theatre show.
Abused and isolated, Occi struggles to avoid his ghosts and tortured memories of mental institutions. He is violent and vulnerable, soaked in alcohol and yearning, seeking redemption.
Our challenge is to perceive Occi as more than a thug – as he and his mother fight for survival in a tough garrison town on the edge of a cruel and unforgiving world.
Directed by [Melbourne Fringe co-founder] Greg Carroll, Swansong is an acclaimed production, and roller-coaster ride transporting its audiences into the life of an enraged ‘Occi’ played by Andre De Vanny (‘Best Actor’, 2015 Green Room Awards).
A brutal murder is committed in a small town in France. The dismembered corpse is dropped from a railway viaduct onto passing trains below… All except the head.
This modern classic psychological thriller takes you right inside the heart and mind of the perpetrator. A fascinating and compelling true crime story.
Pierre (Rob Meldrum) and Claire Lannes (Jillian Murray -2015 Green Room winner) are leading everyday lives until catastrophe occurs. Effortlessly revealing in the beauty and brutality of their inner selves, and create a painstaking portrait of lost passion. Performed exquisitely and directed by Laurence Strangio is a rare and unmissable work of theatre.
Delve into fresh, new theatre devised by the award-winning youth company ‘Bearfoot’.
"Two people trapped in a room. One is almost finished but the other is not yet ready. The other will be ready, but just not yet."
I Hope it’s Not Raining in London is a contemporary, hybrid- experimental work in its exploration of our perceived realities and the effects of trauma. A sophisticated short play that places two strangers together in a mysterious room. Neither of them has knowledge of where they currently exist and how they got there- and the newest to arrive has no memories whatsoever.
This hilarious cabaret from Amity Dry (author of the musical ‘Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life’) was a sell-out success at last year’s Adelaide Fringe and is sure to be a great girls night out. From her childhood home perm to the eve of her 40th birthday Amity explores the pressure women face to maintain the beauty ideal and how social media, Botox and the Kardashians have forever altered the quest for eternal youth. She pokes fun at her '80s childhood and '90s teen exploits, and questions whether 40 is the new 30 or just something you say to make you feel better.
Paul David Goddard leads the cast as Sherlock Holmes and the woman he admires is played by Lucy Gransbury.