Directed by Maude Davey

“What are you afraid of?” “Spiders. Car horns. Terrorists. Getting sick again…”

In a suburban lounge room ordinary people watch the news and worry about the world, while in the halls of state powerful people worry about what they look like.

The world is trembling and we’re expected to just go on working, playing, spending, dreaming.

We know something’s fishy.
We can smell it.

Written by the rollercoaster theatre ensemble and directed by Maude Davey, fish is an all singing, all dancing fantastical soap opera about fear. It analyses the anxieties that pervade contemporary life… no matter who you are, or how you see yourself.

rollercoaster theatre company is an independent, not-for-profit ensemble of trained actors with disabilities. Their work provides a platform for the ensemble to create theatre that defies expectation, challenges stereotypes, and educates about the abilities and potential of artists with disabilities.

Performed by David Baker, Michael Buxton, Shea MacDonough, Ryan New, Erin Pocervina, Melissa Slaviero, Cameron Stanley, and Andrew Tresidder
Directed by Maude Davey
Songmaking with the ensemble by Jane Bayly
Musical Direction by Chris Lewis
Set and Costumes Designed by Adrienne Chisholm
Lighting Designed by Paul Lim
Produced by Anna Kennedy

31 August – 2 September 2017
Thurs 7pm, Fri 2pm* & 7pm, Sat 7pm
Tickets: $25 Full, $15 Concession
Venue: The Melba Spiegeltent – 35 Johnston St, Collingwood

*Auslan interpreted performance followed by Q&A

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Wheelchair access
Wheelchair bookings can be made for performances in The Melba Spiegeltent. We are able to clear a space for patrons to stay in their chair and we are also happy to reserve a space next to this for any companions or friends attending the performance. As we need to pass this information on to our venue manager, please fill out this form with the details of the performance you are attending. Please note that the permanent booths in the Spiegeltent require patrons to step up one step to the seating.

Image credits: Sarah Walker