Theatre Works presents

NO BALL GAMES ALLOWED

by Kristen Smyth

31 MARCH - 9 APRIL 2022

‘And I’ve been jumping ever since.’

London, the Blitz 1941. A young woman is attacked amongst the rubble. What happens when a daughter and a lost soul reunite to piece together the events that have repeatedly split their family apart.

NO BALL GAMES ALLOWED explores the world near the bottom of a series of high rise towers, a world where a young woman disappears and her life is remembered, a life of moments and opportunities that were never fully grasped, that could have been different.

Kristen Smyth's new post-dramatic play speaks to regret and family trauma, and encourages us to examine our true selves, and ask how much do we really know of our loved ones and their inner lives?

Under the direction of Kitan Petkovski (THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS, QUEEN OF HEAVEN), Smyth’s poetic text is supported by a cinematic backdrop of original film and an epic score composed and played live by Robert Downie and Rachel Lewindon.

This project has been supported by the City of Port Phillip through Cultural Development Fund.

VENUE

Theatre Works

DURATION

50 MINUTES

WARNINGS

15+ contains strong coarse language, both sudden and sustained loud noises, potentially triggering content or themes, including violence, self harm or suicide, emotional abuse, drug use and drug references.

DATES & TIMES

Thursday 31 March, 7:30pm Preview Night
Friday 1 April, 7:30pm Opening Night
Saturday 2 April, 7:30pm w/ Post-Show Q&A
Tuesday 5 April, 7:30pm
Wednesday 6 April, 7:30pm
Thursday 7 April, 7:30pm
Friday 8 April, 7:30pm
Saturday 9 April, 7:30pm

Written by
KRISTEN SMYTH (she/her)
Directed by
KITAN PETKOVSKI (he/him)
Performed by
KRISTEN SMYTH (she/her) and MIA TUCO (she/her)
Compositions by
ROBERT DOWNIE (he/him) and RACHEL LEWINDON (she/her)
Set and costumes by
BETHANY J FELLOWS
Lighting design by
KATIE SFETKIDIS (she/her)
Lighting Associate
HARRIE HOGAN (she/her)
Stage Manager
TAMSIN OTWAY (she/her)
Film by
PAT COYLE (he/him) and KRISTEN SMYTH (she/her)
Co-Produced by
LAUREN BENNETT (she/her)
Production operation by
TOM RAY (he/him)
Directing Intern
COHAN LE MAY (they/them)
Publicity
JAI CAMERON
Photo by
CAMERON GRANT (he/him), PARENTHESY

"Kristen Smyth is astonishing in the lead role, float through each moment and phrase with grace and poise. Smyth has such an innate connection to the work and world, that the audience feels held in the arms of a caring friend or loved one." AUSTRALIAN ARTS REVIEW - 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS, QUEEN OF HEAVEN'