Madame Nightshade's Poison Garden

Where: Gasworks Arts Park, Cnr Graham and Pickles Streets, Albert Park, Victoria

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • Concession: $27.00
  • Group: $25.00
  • Standard: $30.00
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Listed by: Midsumma Festival

Grotesque glamour. Vegetable manipulation. Mess!
In the dystopian world of the Poison Garden, Beatrice (a devilish shape-shifter), lurks in the shadow of her alter-ego Madame Nightshade (a princess-like assassin) as she serves up the messy truths of our ailing planet. An anarchic playground where vegetables are transformed into semi-automatic weapons, Snow White becomes a spring-onion wielding samurai and Mars Bars represent the 'shit' of the world: this is queer, feminist, environmental clowning that will leave you with food for thought!
Creator/performer Anna Thomson says:"I delight in creating physical comedy that uses grotesque, absurd, larger than life characters to parody pop culture tropes and playfully confront environmental and social politics through a queer lens."
Directed by Sarah Ward and Maude Davey/ Dramaturgy and Co-Direction Jaye Hayes /Lighting Megz Evans / Set Design Lara Week / Sound Production Jacky T.

Praise for Madame Nightshade's Poison Garden:
"...a masterpiece of modern grotesque comedy..." - Gutterculture (5 Stars)
"...feminist, environmental, queer clowning that digs into rocky ground..." - The Age (4 Stars)
"...delightful, disgusting, provocative and confronting..." - Artshub (4 Stars)
"...modern themes and hard edges we all need to cut ourselves on...will have you howling with laughter..." - Weekend Notes (4 Stars)
"Raucous ridiculousness done incredibly well" - Theatre Press (2017)

Contains Sexual References