10 – 21 July 2019

Why do we do things that we know are bad for us?

Addiction, obesity, corruption, over-consumption. On all fronts homo sapiens seem to be intent on wiping themselves out through perplexingly myopic decision making.

In the aftermath of an apocalyptic social collapse, one person survives – but he’s still hungry…

Drawing together elements of circus, performance art, BDSM culture and clowning, AUTOCANNIBAL is an experimental new work of solo physical theatre that explores ideas of resource depletion, environmental exhaustion and social decay through the metaphor of the performers body.

What will we eat when we’ve consumed it all? Ourselves.

"There’s an endearing way to Jones’ cartoonish physicality, echoing the pathos of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp and the frustrated desires of Tom & Jerry’s Tom Cat, and he’s often met with uncontrollable laughter from the peanut gallery."
★★★★ JENNY VALENTISH, THE GUARDIAN

"AutoCannibal is an imaginative hybrid performance, crawling with dark and scintillating ideas."
CAMERON WOODHEAD, THE AGE

"Aesthetically AutoCannibal was incredible. The visuals alone were in a league of their own."
AIDAN JOHNSON, POP CULTURE-Y

"Original, bold and disturbingly amusing, AutoCannibal is must-see physical theatre."
LOIS MASKIELL, THEATRE PRESS

"Make no mistake, this is a work of great potential, performed by a skilled and immensely likeable performer, under the direction of a clowning expert. It’s an experiment worth witnessing."
TIM BYRNE, TIME OUT

TICKETS
Full – $45
Concession – $37
Student/Under 30s – $30
Preview – $30

WARNINGS
Adult Themes | Simulated Violence | Simulated Sex | Simulated Blood | Smoke Machine | Flashing Lights | Scenes of a Dark and Potentially Distressing Nature

Created and Performed by
MITCH JONES
Directed by
MASHA TERENTIEVA
Set Design
MICHAEL BAXTER
Lighting Design
PAUL LIM
Production & Stage Management
EWEN PENDREIGH
Photo by
CHRIS BENNETT
Publicity
ELEANOR HOWLETT (SASSY RED PR)

Theatre Works & Oozing Future present

AutoCannibal

By Mitch Jones
Directed By Masha Terentieva