Trash Talk (audio described)


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.