THE SUCKER Celebrating how weird life is Lead Artist / Performer: Harriet Gillies. Lead Artist / Director: Solomon Thomas. Lead Artist / Prosthetics: Alexi Creecy. Sound Design/ Performer: Solomon Frank. Choreography: Angela Goh. Set and Costume Design: Rachel Guinness. Creative Producer: Malcolm Whittaker. Flying Nun favourites are back with their irreverent and hilarious brand of experimentation in a shiny new show filled with props and effects to smash together the uncanny and the mundane. Promising some sick visuals for guaranteed LOL results. Not to be missed. Content warning: adult themes. ABOUT THE ARTISTS HARRIET GILLIES is an award-winning performance artist working across a range of performance modes. She has completed artist residencies with Robert Wilson at the Watermill Centre and Marina Abramović at Kaldor Public Art Projects, as well as solo residencies with La Serre: Arts Vivants in Montreal, and the Bearded Tit in Sydney. Her performances have been presented across Australia, New Zealand, and North America. Her most recent solo performance, The Power of the Holy Spirit, won the Best Experimental Show Award at the Melbourne Fringe Festival and had 2 sell-out seasons at the Flying Nun in Sydney. in 2020, Harriet made a new digital performance with collaborator Xanthe Dobbie in a new partnership between Griffin Theatre Company and Google Creative Labs that went on to be presented at 2021 Sydney Festival. SOLOMON THOMAS is a theatre maker and performer currently situated in Sydney. He explores the intersection between the physical and digital in theatre, experimenting with how theatre and film can co-exist in a live context. He works as a performer, puppeteer, theatre maker and video designer and is driven by how these practices meet formally. He graduated with BCA Honours in Performance from the University of Wollongong in 2013 and for the past six years has been actively engaged in creating and performing work for both independent and main stage theatre. He is a core member of re:group performance collective, Monday Night Cards and Woodcourt Art Theatre. Solomon is currently a puppeteer with Erth Visual & Physical Inc (2014-19) and has toured with them throughout the UK, UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Japan.ALEXI CREECY is a multi-disciplinary effects and props artist working out of Sydney Australia. Specialising in effects that involve the human body as inspiration or a canvas Alexi has created an array of objects and images to intrigue, fool, and horrify audiences both on stage and on screen. With a background in traditional manufacturing techniques, Alexi has since begun developing a stronger digital skillset to both augment or even replace many of his previous analogue techniques. This delicate combination of the two worlds we all now live in, is the realm in which Alexi hopes to develop his creative energy and his final products solving traditional effects problems, using modern techniques and technology. PERFORMANCE TIMES Friday 10 Sep @ 7pm & 9pmSaturday 11 Sep @ 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 PLEASE NOTE: Face-masks are mandatory in all indoor venues across Sydney. Free disposable masks will be available at box office, but to lessen our impact on the environment, please bring one with you. 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 40 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 4m 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. WE ARE SORRY - THIS SHOW HAS SOLD OUT! 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