The Anniversary

Producer:
Milke
Writer:
Clare Bartholomew & Daniel Tobias
Directed By:
Peter Houghton
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Jim & Barb have been married for 50 years...They're just about ready to kill each other.

Synopsis

You’re invited to Jim & Barb’s golden wedding anniversary!

After 50 years of marriage, these Baby Boomers from Balwyn annoy one another so much… they literally want to kill each other. Meanwhile, Greta Thunberg is on the TV telling them that the world is on fire and it’s all their fault.

Their comedic dissent into the disappointing abyss of unfulfilled dreams and a mounting fear of ‘what’s outside’ is layered with precision timing, nonsensical absurdity and deadpan delivery.

The Anniversary is a brand new murderously hilarious, physical farce. Think Beckett meets Wallace and Grommit.

Since 2006, Clare Bartholomew and Daniel Tobias have been touring their award-winning, irreverent brand of theatre and comedy-cabaret to North America, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. Together they’ve been nominated for thirteen Greenroom Awards, twice winning Best Production with Die Roten Punkte, and nominated for a Time Out & Soho Theatre Award and a Total Theatre Award in Edinburgh.

Short Review

Technical Information

Technical Rating:
D
Touring Party:
4
Bump-in Time:
6
hrs
Bump-out Time:
2
hrs
Interval:
No

Lighting

As we are currently developing the show this needs to be TBC but it will be basic and tourable.

Audio

As we are currently developing the show this needs to be TBC but it will be basic and tourable.

Staging

As we are currently developing the show this needs to be TBC but it will be basic and tourable.

Crew Notes

As we are currently developing the show this needs to be TBC

Transport Notes

8 seater people mover

Audience & Marketing Notes

The Anniversary is a largely non-verbal performance and is suitable for audiences 13+.

Selling Points

  • The subject matter and change of direction in style and delivery for Salvador Dinosaur from contemporary cabaret to largely non-verbal physical comedy has the potential to attract new audiences, including non-hearing audiences and those with English as a second language, as well as deepening our engagement with our current followers.
  • The work’s themes of isolation, loneliness and the emotional labour of managing relationships will resonate widely - be it older audiences recognising the dysfunctional dynamic of the two central characters, or younger audiences responding to the irreverent comedy they might recognise in the animated work of Wallace and Grommit, South Park, Mighty Boosh or Roald Dahl’s The Twits.

Details

Contact

Laura

Milke-Garner

0418343255

Genre

Audience

14+

Venue Format

All

Duration

60 Minutes

Available Until

12/01/2021

Budget & Fees

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Remount: $7500

Weekly Sell Off: $10000

Per Performance: $4200

Royalties:
12
Apra Obligations:
NA

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