Written and performed by Emily Tomlins and Eryn Jean Norvill
PRESENTED AS PART OF SPEAKEASY WITH SUPPORT FROM DAREBIN ARTS
Wednesday 16th to Saturday 26th August, Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall
You've found your place, your tribe, your Niche...
Niche is a pop star. She writes songs about what it's like to be her, and it has made her famous.
Jodee doesn't know about pop music. She knows about dangerous viruses. That's why she's been hired by Niche's management.
Belonging is everything. Replication is more.
Powered by a pumping original soundtrack from Steve Toulmin and Marcel Dorney (Prehistoric), directed by Nic Holas and created by Eryn Jean Norvill and Emily Tomlins (a tiny chorus), Niche is a surreal, irreverent and deeply affecting story about what we really want from celebrity in the digital age.
Elbow Room are a Melbourne-based theatre company committed to the rigorous development of the craft of writing and performance-making in order to test and strengthen the relationship between art and society, and the capacity of that relationship to create change.
“Elbow Room are still the country’s best advocates for a theatre of ideas and imagination.” ★★★★ - Daily Review
"It's political theatre at its best." - Alison Croggon, ABC
Co-creator / performer - Eryn Jean Norvill
Co-creator / performer - Emily Tomlins
Director – Nic Holas
Soundtrack by Eryn Jean Norvill, Marcel Dorney and Robin Waters
Sound Designer/ Dramaturg - Marcel Dorney
Lighting Designer - Amelia Lever-Davidson
Set Designer - Owen Phillips
Costume Designer - Emily Collett
Choreographer - Helen Duncan
Production Manager - Bindi Green
Creative Producer - Samantha Butterworth
Videographer - Sam Mcgilp
Animator - Sebastian Berto
Fight Choreographer - Scott Witt
Sound Consultant - James Paul
Lighting Designer - Nick Glen
Publicity - Eleanor Howlett (Sassy Red PR)
WE GET IT
Written by Marcel Dorney and Rachel Perks
AVAILABLE FOR TOURING IN 2018
Five classic heroines. Five women to bring them to life. But tonight, this competition can only have one winner.
Award-winning theatre company Elbow Room brings the original cast from its critically-acclaimed season at Melbourne Theatre Company’s NEON Festival to Brisbane, as the great heroines of Western drama clash in a mighty battle royale. Turning gender anxiety on its head in a witty and playful evening, We Get It promises to ask only one serious question: can we even imagine a world without sexism?
"We Get It is a passionate, smart and surprisingly raw attack on a society in which inequalities of sex, race and class structure almost every aspect of our lives… Its invitation is that we cease our own enabling collusions. It’s political theatre at its best."
- Alison Croggon, ABC
Written by Marcel Dorney
AVAILABLE FOR TOURING IN 2018
An explosive play with live music set at the dawn of the punk era in Australia.
Brisbane, 1979, is a quiet place where nothing ever happens; or so Joh Bjelke-Petersen's famously conservative government would have you believe. Deb, Rachel, Nick and Pete, on the other hand, are about to spend their lives stuck in a place that has no use for them: until they find each other.
A timely look at forgotten history, a passionate argument for civil liberties, and a stand-up-and-shout rock gig, 'Prehistoric' is as close as you'll ever want to get to the notorious 'Moonlight State'.
'Exhiliarating, gut-wrenching, evocative... leaves you giddy with excitement and feeling utterly alive.'
- Richard Watts, Artshub/RRR