THEATRE: HELLO, GOODBYE AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY
26 Jul 2017 | 7pmBook Tickets
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.
of the most charming shows of the year
Oades' deftly executed approach circumvents the risk of racial parody inherent in cross-cultural material, aided by faultless performances.
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.
Tour produced by Performing Lines
Duration65min (no interval)
$80 Family 4
$98 Family 5
$20 Group (10+)
Phone02 9824 1121