A Merrigong Theatre Company Production in association with The Disability Trust

The Outside Man

Created by Anne-Louise Rentell, Daryl Wallis and the ensemble

LOVE. We all want it. We all need it. We all like to sing about it.

15 Mar – 25 Mar


Venture down a dark, rain-drenched alley, through an unmarked doorway to the depths of your subconscious, and step into cabaret night at The Sweet Wrapper Club.

Here, love doesn’t promise a happy ending. There’s no walking hand-in-hand on a beach in the glow of a glorious sunset. This is a world of dream vampires, lonely catbirds, bearded clowns, and hibernating bears. It is a song sung with a mouthful of fairy floss.

Featuring an ensemble of performers, some of whom are perceived to have intellectual disabilities, The Outside Man is a new Merrigong work with a unique artistic vision resulting from our long-term partnership with The Disability Trust.

An anarchic performance in which our learnt experience of romantic love is hijacked and reimagined, The Outside Man is a brave, new and outrageously original musical theatre work, from the team that brought you The Man Who Dreamt the Stars in 2014. Featuring live musicians including Daryl Wallis (Dead Man Brake, Landscape with Monsters), The Outside Man is an entertaining, imaginative and touching exploration of our ability to love.

Recommended for ages 13+. Contains adult themes. 

Cabaret Seating: A limited number of Cabaret Seating is available, situated in front of row A . Patrons purchasing in this area will be seated at cabaret tables. 3 per table. This area is general admission

Free Talking Point
The Outside Man - Merrigong Talking Point
Saturday 25 March, approx. 30 mins after the matinee ends

On tour
The Outside Man, Sat 1 Apr, Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra

Reviews
"A truly unique show… funny and intelligent… a tribute to the success that strong and inclusive collaborations deliver.” - Sydney Arts Guide (for The Man Who Dreamt The Stars)

Image: Ethan Green, Christian Tagliaferro, Malcolm Allison. Photo by Zakarij Kaczmarek



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Venue Information

Venue
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Bruce Gordon Theatre

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Cast & Creative Team

Director
Anne-Louise Rentell

Composer/Musical Director
Daryl Wallis

Musicians
Tim Oxley
Jodi Phillis

Set & Costumer Designer
Katja Handt

Lighting Designer
Verity Hampson

Dramaturg
Caleb Lewis

Cast
Malcolm Allison
Elsie Croker
Ricky Gamble
Ethan Green
Rachel Head
Phillip Prentice
Christian Tagliaferro

Details

Pricing
Premium: $59
Adult: $49
Conc/Group 8+: $44
Under 30s: $29
Family of 4: $116 (Max 2 Adults)
School Groups 8+: $23

A limited number of Cabaret Seating is available, situated in front of row A . Patrons purchasing in this area will be seated at cabaret tables. 3 per table. This area is general admission

(Under 30s tickets not available online).

(A per transaction fee of $6.90 applies for phone and online bookings.)

Performance Times
General Public:
Wed 15 Mar, 7.30pm
Thu 16 Mar, 7.30pm
Fri 17 Mar, 7.30pm
Sat 18 Mar, 7.30pm
Wed 22 Mar, 7.30pm
Thu 23 Mar, 6.30pm
Fri 24 Mar, 7.30pm
Sat 25 Mar, 2.30pm

Preview Performances:
Wed 15 Mar, 7.30pm
Thu 16 Mar, 7.30pm

Post-show Q&A:
Thu 23 Mar, 6.30pm

Tactile Tour:
Sat 25 Mar, 1pm

Audio Description & Live Captioning:
Sat 25 Mar, 2.30pm

Running Time
Approx. 1 hr 30 mins (no interval)

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