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A beautifully warm and human show from Roslyn Oades & Collaborators.


26 Jul 2017 | 7pm

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Road Work and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre presents
Hello Goodbye and Happy Birthday by Roslyn Oades & Collaborators  

Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday celebrates two epic birthdays – eighteen and eighty - major transition points in adult life.

One represents untold potential and opportunity; the other a lifetime of experiences, aspirations, fears and memories. Scripted from intimate real-life conversations with people either side of these milestones, Hello,
Goodbye & Happy Birthday
is a beautifully warm and human show from Roslyn Oades & Collaborators.

Playful and affecting in equal measure, this Melbourne Festival and Malthouse Theatre hit sees Oades continue her ground-breaking ‘headphone verbatim’ documentary theatre technique that creates extraordinarily immediate and vivid performances.

One of the most charming shows of the year 
ABC Arts

Oades' deftly executed approach circumvents the risk of racial parody inherent in cross-cultural material, aided by faultless performances.  
The Age

What we hear and see is a collision of realities, a juxtaposition of the 18 year-olds’ ebullient, puppy-like youthfulness against the 80 year-olds’ lack of energy and more sedentary, introspective lives. 
Herald Sun

Tour produced by Performing Lines

hello goodbye and hb

Event Information


Duration65min (no interval)


Cost$25 Adult
$22 Conc/Senior
$20 Child
$80 Family 4
$98 Family 5
$20 Group (10+)
$18 Schools

Phone02 9824 1121


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