The unseen middle age

Devised and performed by Alison Bennett, Directed by Shy Magsalin, Music composed by Maria Alfonsine.

Join Aunty Jude on a journey from heartbreak to doing ‘whatever the hell she wants’ as she smashes down other people's expectations in an outrageous midlife debutante ball. A mix of clown, cabaret and the grotesque.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

ALISON BENNETT holds a Bachelor Performing Arts (Drama) from Monash University and trained at the Lecoq Internationale School of Theatre in Paris. She is currently the Program Manager for Adult Learning at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney (NIDA). At NIDA she is also a tutor on the BFA (Acting ) program teaching comedy, grotesquerie and clowning. Alison has recently collaborated with the Sydney Opera House/Sydney Festival/Spiral (Japan) on Join the Dots, a cross cultural digital drawing and performance project. She has performed The Magic Hat (Casula Power House), TROUPE (commissioned by Bestival Music Festival UK), Roadkill Confidential (Lies,Lies & Propaganda) & This is Not Mills & Boon (Glorious Theating Theatre Co), and recently appeared in Zelos (Painted Gate Pictures) and The Lonely Hearts Variety Hour (Platon Theodoris). She has directed and produced TRADE, Roomba Nation, The Seagull and Frenzy for Two. She recently directed 'The Duck Pond' by Tabitha Woo and co-produced 'Our Blood Runs in the Street' for Chopt Logic. She is currently re-developing Roomba Nation as part of her creative practise Honours program at UNSW.


PERFORMANCE TIMES
  • Friday 9 July @ 7pm & 9pm
  • Saturday 10 July @ 7pm & 9pm
HOW TO GET THERE

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.

THOSE WHO BUY TOGETHER - SIT TOGETHER

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).

WHY NOT MAKE A NIGHT OF IT?

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.


COVID INFORMATION

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]

EXCHANGES AND REFUNDS

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.

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

7pm FRIDAY

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9pm FRIDAY

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7pm SATURDAY

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9pm SATURDAY

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Extras

Item Quantity Price

Donation to Brand X

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Bitter Phew Reservation: 6pm (per person)

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Bitter Phew Reservation: 8pm (per person)

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