Adventures in Failure

Date Friday 30 October 2020
Time 7pm - 9pm
Where Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts (Playhouse Theatre)
Admission Cost Tickets: Adult: $20, Child: $15, Student with valid ID Free.

Professor Helen Heels presents a Lecture/Demonstration in three parts with a variety of Extraordinary Artefacts.

Join Professor Helen Heels (Declan Patrick) and Manly Stud Mr Cliff Edge (Karen Barbour) for a lecture/demonstration that goes horribly wrong. The aesthetics of failure are explored through drag, terrible jokes and several dodgy moustaches.

In academia, failure abounds. This performance starts to interrogate the failures we all have as academics, starting with the impossibility of representation, and going on to explore identity, and the ways in which we perform our identities.

The performance works with tropes of theatre, comedy, drag, and music. Written and performed by Declan Patrick, it features collaborations with Karen Barbour, Serok Park, Isabelle Delmotte and Alec Forbes.

Fighting Fit Productions presents this new research performance at the Gallagher Academy of the Performing Arts. 

Fighting Fit Productions is a contemporary performance company specialising in multimedia, intercultural performance. Over the last 20 years they have performed original work in New Zealand, Spain, the UK, China and the Philippines. For more information, please visit the Fighting Fit Production website.

Tickets: Adult: $20, Child: $15, Student with valid ID Free.

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