Magical realism in rhyming couplets

Written and performed by Cassie Workman, Directed by Phil Spencer, Sound Design by Michael Toisuta.

A dark and surreal biography of Kurt Cobain, incorporating time travel, and the supernatural, to weave an epic love poem for the fallen icon. Take a journey through this heartbreaking homage to one of our most beloved musicians.


CASSIE WORKMAN won Triple J’s “Raw Comedy” national open mic competition in 2009. She performed her first full-length show in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2011. The show, “Humans are Beautiful” won ‘Best Newcomer that year and toured the country, before heading to Edinburgh Fringe. Cassie performed her second full-length show “Mercy” in 2012. The show toured Australia and the UK and won ‘Best Comedy’ in the Adelaide Fringe. It was later recorded and televised on the ABC as well as being distributed through Madman Entertainment. In 2013 Cassie toured the much-acclaimed full-length show “Ave Loretta,” solidifying her position as one of Australia’s leading storyteller/stand-ups and earning her a nomination for best show (previously known as The Barry Award) at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The show also won ‘Director’s Choice’ at the Sydney Comedy Festival.

After a festival hiatus in 2016, Cassie returned to the circuit in 2017, this time with a stand-up show, “Nothing You Do Means Anything.” The show quickly achieved cult status as a subversive hit and toured the country.  In 2017 Cassie came out as transgender and began transitioning. After a brief absence from the stage, she is now back and kicking ass. Especially in her role as an ABC Contributor for the Tonightly Show with Tom Ballard with her series ‘So You Think You Can Trans’ which picked up thousands of views and shares online. Her most recent show to date “Giantess” was debuted at Griffin Theatre’s Batch Festival in Sydney. In 2019 Cassie performed Giantess at Melbourne International Comedy Festival where the show quickly gained recognition and was nominated for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award for most outstanding show, the festivals’ highest accolade. She then went onto win the Best Show Award at the Sydney Comedy Festival. Cassie also performed the show at London’s Soho Theatre.

  • Friday 30 April @ 8pm
  • Saturday 1 May @ 8pm

Car: On-street metered parking around the venue.
Bus: Oxford Street 2 minute walk (333, 373, 399, 392, 394 and M10 buses).
Train: Museum Train Station 10-minute walk.


To assist us in allocating seats in the theatre due to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, group bookings should consider purchasing tickets in a single transaction so we are aware you intend to sit together as a group (1.5ms apart from other guests/groups).


The Flying Nun have partnered with local bar BITTER PHEW to curate your pre-show experience in Darlinghurst. Add "Bitter Phew Reservation" to your ticket purchase (below in Extras) to secure a seat and a drink of choice one-hour prior to the commencement of the show. The Bitter Phew is located on Oxford Street and is a 2 minute walk from The Flying Nun.


We consider the health and safety of our audiences, artists and staff our highest priority. In response to COVID-19, we ask you to:

  • Stay home if you feel unwell (no cancellation fees apply).
  • Maintain physical distancing of 1.5ms from others.
  • Sanitise your hands and register your attendance on entry.
  • Switch the COVIDSafe app to “flight mode” with Bluetooth activated.
  • When shown your allocated seat, stay in your allocated seat.
  • At the end of the show, leave the venue when instructed by staff.

What we are doing to ensure you are COVIDSafe at The Flying Nun:

  • Capping our audience at 50 people per show.
  • Ensuring that artists and staff are well before they start work.
  • Sanitising all furniture and touchpoints prior to each opening.
  • Reducing the size of our foyer bar to deter loitering.
  • Reconfiguring our venue to manage physical distancing.
  • Ensuring a 1.5m distance between stage and the audience.

You can request a copy of our COVID-Safe Plan is available for review via email to: [email protected]


Brand X is happy to exchange your purchased tickets for another night within the same shows season (Friday or Saturday). We are also happy to refund your tickets if you are no longer able to attend (minus transaction fees of 1.75% + 30c) if you feel unwell and need to stay home due to COVID-19. Please contact us via the email on your receipt to arrange a refund prior to the commencement of the show.

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