31 March – 17 April 2011
A new play from multi-award-winning theatre renegades The Hayloft Project, DELECTABLE SHELTER lampoons the prejudice of the privileged. A black comedy about white terror, crammed with sex, opera, fear and bodily fluids. Can rich white people in a bunker save the world? Perhaps not. If Bill Hicks and Bertolt Brecht wrote a play, it would probably be prettier than this.
DELECTABLE SHELTER is a no-holds-barred portrait of wealthy western society, facing the end of the world as they know it. In a bunker deep within the earth, five white capitalists plan a utopian society. But when their entitlement ends, our antiheroes declare war against those they fear most, those they had thought were beneath them.
“The Hayloft Project are the hottest property on Melbourne’s indie theatre scene at the moment, with good reason.”
CAMERON WOODHEAD, THE AGE
“The Hayloft Project is a shining light in Melbourne Theatre.”
CHRIS BOYD, HERALD SUN
“An ensemble with talent to burn.”
ALISON CROGGON, THE AUSTRALIAN
Preview, Tuesdays & Groups 10+ $15
Written and Directed by
TOM CONROY, ANTHONY MACKAY, JOSH PRICE, YESSE SPENCE