Co-created by Harriet Gillies, Lucas Jervies, Hugh O’Connor and Solomon Thomas. Concept and performance by Lucas Jervies.

Google says, "The psychodynamic core of addiction is the repetition-compulsion, i.e. the addicts repeat the same self-destructive behaviours over and over, in spite of their personal resolve not to do it." Experience this feedback loop of Whitney Houston fandom and YouTube hysteria where Lucas mimics, morphs and manipulates a 4-minute Whitney Houston video into an hour-long, low-budget SPECTACULAR. Come to the Whitney Houston Addicts Anonymous meeting and be complicit in the bad behaviour. Everything disintegrates. All that remains is, Whitney.


LUCAS JERVIES has created dance for companies such as The Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company. Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Ballet, West Australian Ballet and Opera Australia. Internationally, he has created dance for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Louisville Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, Milwaukee Ballet, Korzo Theatre Den Haag, Noverre Society Stuttgart Ballet and CoDarts Rotterdam University for the Arts. Lucas has held positions as Affiliate Director at Griffin Theatre, Artistic Director of Buzz Dance Theatre, Rehearsal Director at Sydney Dance Company, Resident Choreographer at Louisville Ballet and co-director of JACK productions.

HARRIET GILLIES is an award-winning performance artist working across a range of performance modes. She has performed in immersive and interactive projects such as Pony Express’ Ecosexual Bathhouse, PVI Collective’s Blackmarket and Hermann Nitsch 150 Actions. Her own performances explore sex, futility and the internet through a feminist, nihilist, ecosexual frame. She often collaborates with technology in her performances. Harriet's original works have been presented across Australia, New Zealand and North America

HUGH O'CONNOR is a designer and creative director. With an interest in work that is playful, theatrical and detailed, Hugh works across a breadth of mediums including theatre, dance, musicals, cabaret, experimental performance and events. Hugh has designed Sydney Mardi Gras Floats for companies such as Qantas, SBS, L’Oréal, Vodaphone, Woolworths Group, ANZ, Instagram, and W Hotels. Hugh was nominated for Best Set Design at the 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards for THE ALIENS for Outhouse Theatre Co. Hugh holds a Bachelor of Design from NIDA. During his studies he received the Big Kahuna Imagineering Scholarship and the William Fletcher Scholarship.

SOLOMON THOMAS is a theatre maker, video designer and performer graduating with BCA Honours in Performance from the University of Wollongong in 2013 and for the past seven years has been actively engaged in creating and performing work for both independent and main stage theatre. His practice revolves around finding intersections between movement, digital technology and 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 UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Japan.

  • Friday 11 December 8pm and 9.30pm
  • Saturday 12 December 8pm and 9.30pm

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 at the same cabaret table (albeit 1.5ms apart).


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 from 6.30pm-7.30pm on the night of the show.


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 25 people per show.
  • Ensuring that artists and staff are well before they start work.
  • Sanitising all furniture and touchpoints prior to each opening.
  • Only accepting contactless card payments at the bar.
  • Reconfiguring our venue to manage physical distancing.
  • Ensuring a 3m distance between stage and the audience.

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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