Australian Premiere


Theatre / Contemporary
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Alone in the corner of a bar, Dave is nursing a pint and an emotional crisis. Sick of the falsities and lies we tell ourselves and each other he has resolved to speak nothing but the truth, whether that be to his 10-year old nephew or his despised public servant boss. What follows is a drunken journey through the city as Dave spews insults to all that cross his path. Armed with only four cans of lager and a packet of cheese and onion chips, Dave goes in search of the truth. Finding himself alone in a suburban garden as dawn breaks, can our lovable misanthrope Dave finally find redemption?

"DC Moore's sinewy script, overflowing with the rages of everyday life is mordantly funny" Guardian

"A subtle, biting satire on the state of the nation" Whatsonstage


“Actor Matt Hyde is up to dealing this out with not the slightest tinge of artifice, even down to the comedy, which appears unintentional.”
Tim Lloyd, The Advertiser

“I laughed, I cried, I identified! I really enjoyed myself. Get along before it sells out.”
Adrian Barnes, GlamAdelaide

“No such person would likely be able to hold the audience in rapture like Matt Hyde does.”
Liam McNally, Tulpa

Presented by:
Matt Hyde

Matt has worked extensively in theatre, film and TV both in the UK and Australia. He trained at ArtsEd School Of Acting in London and with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. His last one man show 'Here Lies Henry' played to great acclaim in Sydney, Melbourne and London. Previous theatre highlights include; 'Debris' (Arcola Theatre, London) 'Magnetic' (Theatre Royal Stratford, London) 'Treats' (English Theatre of Hamburg) 'Romeo & Juliet' (Shakespeare's Globe Centre) 'Alaska' (Under The Wharf, Sydney). Matt has also played the lead role in the military thriller 'The Border' and most recently the lead role in 'Radzyn' a new drama series filming in New York and Ukraine.
Outside of acting Matt is a passionate orangutan activist who often visits and works in Borneo.

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Bar at Treasury 1860

144 King William St, Adelaide, SA, 5000


Bar at Treasury 1860

144 King William St, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Content Warnings

Age Suitability: M

Coarse Language: Occasional, Strong