20 – 24 January 2021

Born from the strange socio-political moment we’re living in, VERY NICE POT PLANTS TO PURIFY THE AIR AND ENRICH YOUR LIFE (henceforth referred to as POT PLANTS) is an absurd, psychedelic comedy about connection and interdependence. Join a few humans and many living pot plants on a wild ride back in time to the days of disco, free love and booty shorts. Here you’ll meet Anne, a scientist trying to prove plants can talk. With lots of big hair and irreverent dance numbers, you won’t want to miss this new Australian work from emerging, already award-winning makers.

POT PLANTS marks the first collaboration between current VCA Master of Theatre (Directing) students and theatre makers Karla Livingstone-Pardy and Zachary Sheridan. Karla is a writer and director from Melbourne who was the recipient of the Melbourne Fringe Best Emerging Writer Award 2018 and the Robert MacDonald MTC Professional Development Award 2017. Zach is an emerging theatre-maker from Adelaide and a graduate of WAAPA. In 2019, he was the recipient of Best Play as part of WAYTCo’s 24 Hour Play Generator, the South Australian State Theatre Company and Flinders University Young Playwrights’ Award, and The Blue Room Theatre Judges’ Award.

“We wanted to make a work that reflected the uncanniness of most of this year. That proved to be quite depressing so we made a show about disco and pot plants.” – Karla Livingstone-Pardy

"The Fringe show that has it all."
ON DIT ON "COOKIES & CREAM", ADELAIDE FRINGE (2019)

"Smart, screamingly funny, did-she-really-SAY-that-ish, snappy, crackly and poppy, it’s the antidote to whatever ails you."
SEE SAW MAGAZINE ON "COOKIES & CREAM", THE BLUE ROOM THEATRE (2018)

“Director Zachary Sheridan’s writing is precise, pithy and pythonesque.”
STAGE WHISPERS ON "THE COCKBURN INCIDENT" (2018)

“The audience is left to ponder the layers of metaphor and symbolism long after leaving the theatre.”
SEESAW ON "GRACE" (2019)

“The show is full of youthful enthusiasm and a script that is one of a kind.”
★★★★ FOURTH WALL MEDIA ON "QUOKKA APOCALYPSE" (2020)

DURATION
50 minutes no interval

WARNINGS (15+)
Adult themes | Coarse Language | Drug References | Sexual References | Haze Machine | Loud Noises

Written and Created by
KARLA LIVINGSTONE-PARDY, ZACHARY SHERIDAN
Producer
ERIN LOCKYER
Choreographer
HANNAH DISHER
Performed by
IBRAHIM HALAÇOGLU, JULIA KOK, ISHA MENON, TESS METCALF, LUCINDA VENTIMIGLIA
Marketing and Publicity
HANNAH DISHER, DASHA ROMANOWSKI
Stage Manager
RAVENNA BOUCKAERT
Sound
ALEX TURLEY
Lighting
HARRIE HOGAN
Set and Costume
CASEY HARPER-WOOD

Theatre Works presents

Very Nice Pot Plants To Purify The Air and Enrich Your Life

By Karla Livingstone-Pardy & Zachary Sheridan