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Perpetual Frustration Machine


Wed 19 Dec 2018, 8:00pm
Thu 20 Dec 2018, 8:00pm
Fri 21 Dec 2018, 8:00pm
Sat 22 Dec 2018, 8:00pm
Sun 23 Dec 2018, 5:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda East, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $47.50 ($45.00 + $2.50 fees)
  • Concession: $39.50 ($37.00 + $2.50 fees)
  • Preview: $35.50 ($33.00 + $2.50 fees)
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Listed by: Theatre Works

Perpetual Frustration Machine is an explosive and raw thrust into the human drives of our desires, combining text and the physical discipline of circus in an unstoppable thrill ride through life. Co-creators, Stephen Sewell and Zebastian Hunter, have imagined a circus drama that explores the current trend of instant fame and the common experience of desiring the unattainable.

“There is an infinite void inside of us and it threatens to swallow us whole. This darkness tore into our beings the moment we conceived of ourselves as creatures of desire. Our desire, our longing for insignificant dreams. This destructive void seeks completion in our modern modes of success: recognition, money, violence, sex and domestic bliss. We all want everything and we want it now.”

Four daring physical artists throw themselves against this destructive desire for darkness, embracing the poetry of Stephen Sewell’s text whilst taking the audience on an adventure from great heights. Comical, poignant, frenetic and poetic this joyous dance of daring circus invites you to cavort along with us until the world ends.