Date 01 Feb 2020
Time 12:00 PM
Address Illawarra Performing Arts Centre – Bruce Gordon Theatre, 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong , NSW
Phone 02 4224 5999
Audio Described Saturday 1 February 2020 at 1.30pm – Tactile Tour 12pm
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre – Bruce Gordon Theatre
32 Burelli Street, Wollongong
Box Office: 4224 5999
Companion Cards accepted – please mention Audio Description when booking
Director and Devisor: Anne-Louise Rentell
Devisors/Performers: Malcolm Allison, Ethan Arnold, Jordan Bowater, Ethan Green, Rachel Head, Phillip Prentice and Christian Tagliaferro.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes - no interval.
Content advice: Contains strong language and simulated violence.
Justice in the workplace is at stake – so let’s get ready to RUMBLE!!!
Returning to our stage for the first time since their huge success with 2017’s The Outside Man, Merrigong Theatre Company’s Strangeways Ensemble, a permanent ensemble of seven professional actors perceived to have intellectual disability, brings us their stunning new work.
Set in a fictional workplace — the recycling depot of an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) - Trash Talk draws inspiration from the real-life 2018 review of award wages for people working in such commercial businesses, and the personal impact that it had on members of the cast.
With a hugely entertaining blend of humour, physical theatre and video projection, Trash Talk is framed within the hyper-reality of a professional wrestling tournament. With its gladiatorial approach to human rights and our universal desire for respect and dignity, the show reaffirms the right to work as fundamental to human existence.