Following the cancellation of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, “WellBless” by Debra Thomas & Ella Roth Barton has been postponed. Theatre Works stands by and supports the artists’ decision to postpone the work and we look forward to presenting WellBless later this year.
The performances running from 18 – 28 March have been cancelled.
The new season dates are 16 – 26 September here at Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda.
Ticket holders, you will have the option of receiving a full refund or holding your tickets until the September season by filling out the form here: https://forms.gle/UVRKfNy9kGACt6q97
You can also choose to donate the cost of your ticket to the artists. Theatre Works will pass the full value of your ticket (less the $2.50 booking fee) to the “WellBless” team. This act of generosity will help the artists get through this unprecedented time and ensure they will be able to continue to create and present this work later in the year.
If you would like to hold your tickets, we will get in touch personally to organise your exchange.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Wellness guru, Juniper, is hosting a conference with her fitness-obsessed sister, Ava. With sold-out sessions offering everything from clean eating, Polga™ (yoga-styled pole dancing) and crystal healing, and millions of Instagram followers flocking to see them, the sisters look set to take their brand WellBless – wellness when you are #blessed – to entirely new heights.
But when Instafamous cancer-patient Maha – who has rejected traditional treatments to follow Juniper’s wellness program – dies onsite, Juniper’s empire looks set to unravel. With the discovery of Maha’s body meaning the end of their incoming millions, the sisters work together with their panel of ‘experts’ to concoct a story about Maha’s complicity in her own death by choosing the path of chemotherapy and filling her body with ‘toxins’.
With journalist Mindy Flores asking all the questions Juniper should be asking about her own program, the sisters must work quickly to hide the truth. This darkly satirical comedy examines the parasitic world of wellness, a trillion dollar industry that preys on vulnerable women.