SWEET CHILD OF MINE
Bron Batten, Last Tuesday Society 31 May – 9 June
“Charming, brave and sentimental, Sweet Child of Mine speaks winningly about art, love and respect.” Jason Blake blogspot (arts writer for SMH)
Presented by The Last Tuesday Society, winner of the Best Experimental Performance Award at the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Sweet Child of Mine is a cross-generational theatrical investigation, featuring performer Bron Batten and her 60 year-old parents live onstage.
Providing frank opinions on contemporary art, the avant-garde and Bron’s own performance history, their insights are poignant, earnest and at the same time, painfully hilarious.
Asking themselves and the audience: what exactly is the POINT of art?
A mixture of theatre, stand-up, performance art and awkward family function, Sweet Child of Mine is for anyone who has trouble communicating with their family about who they are – or what they do for a living.
Come and hear some Dad jokes – direct from the source.
A collaboration 27 years in the making
SEASON: 31 May – 9 June for Tiny Stadiums 2012
DATES & TIMES:
8.30pm Thursday 31 May and Friday 1 June
3.30pm Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June
8.30pm Wednesday to Saturday 6 – 9 June
PRICE: $15, or see Sweet Child of Mine as part of the Tiny Stadiums Double Bill alongside Impossible Plays, for just $25
TICKETS: Available at the door or book online below.
Click here to purchase tickets for Sweet Child of Mine
Sweet Child of Mine is the second piece in Bron Batten’s Guns ‘n Roses Trilogy and features original sound design from composer Edward Gould (2010 Next Wave, Attic Erratic, Choir Straits).
‘Hilarious and subversive… My heart is still grinning’ Aussie Theatre
‘A must-see show… Filled to the brim with laughs, captivating stories and refreshing honesty’ Express Media
‘Gently rips the piss out of pretentious contemporary performance while still holding hands with it… A wonky little ball of pure joy’ Australian Stage
Devised and performed by Bron Batten and her parents, Jim and Linda Batten
Outside Eye Gerard McCulloch
Original Sound Design Edward Gould
Technical Advisor and Operator Glen Walton
Sweet Child of Mine was originally presented at Melbourne Fringe Festival 2011 with support from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, it’s arts funding and advisory body and The Last Tuesday Society.