19 January – 9 February 2019
You want a hot body? You want a Bugatti?
You want a Maserati? You better work, bitch
– Britney Spears, ‘Work Bitch’
Long term boyfriends, Adam and Steve, are die-hard Britney Spears fans and Savage Garden doppelgängers. Together they embark upon a pilgrimage along the holy sites of Britney’s 2007 breakdown. However, when their meet-and-greet tickets for Britney’s concert residency in Las Vegas are inexplicably cancelled, everything begins to fall apart.
As the cracks in their relationship deepen, the couple are forced apart and thrust into an increasingly absurd journey through burgers, morphine, stolen Make-A-Wish gifts, bad Croatian accents, vomit, guns, sex, and mistaken identity. As they draw closer to Britney’s shiny façade, Adam and Steve must find a way to love each other again if they are to escape the dark heart of American pop culture.
TRULY MADLY BRITNEY is part of a spectacular queer party season at Theatre Works, located in the heart of St.Kilda. A new work by Alberto Di Troia, TRULY MADLY BRITNEY is new Australian writing that is loud, queer, hilarious, considered and surprising. A must see this Midsumma.
"Truly Madly Britney is a queer, pop-culture odyssey that takes camp subversion to the extreme. It’s deliriously, expansively un-PC and often in appalling taste, forcing you to laugh even when you’d rather not."
CAMERON WOODHEAD, THE AGE
"Di Troia, director Hannah Fallowfeld and a cast of six balance domestic tragedy and ludicrous sitcom with astonishing dexterity."
CHRIS BOYD, THE AUSTRALIAN
"Still hurting from Truly Madly Britney at Theatre Works. Tearing the skin off pop obsession with fake nails & no pain killers. New writing, old hits & f*cking hilarious."
ANNE-MARIE PEARD, SOMETIMESMELBOURNE
"Truly Madly Britney is an original and brazen piece of theatre. Alberto Di Troia's script is sharp and entertaining. Unashamedly stroking the line of good taste."
MYRON MY, MY MELBOURNE ARTS
90 minutes no interval
Strobe Lights | Loud Noises | Coarse Language | Strong Adult Themes | Simulated Gun Violence with Replica Weapons | Simulated Vomit
Writer / Producer
ALBERTO DI TROIA
BETHANY J FELLOWS
Sound Designer / Composer
RACHEL ZANY LEE
Stage Manager / Production Manager
ADAM GARNER, NICK CLARK, CHANELLA MACRI, ALEX THEW, LOUISA WALL, KARL RICHMOND