Something In The Water

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Age Suitability:


Nudity Level:

Occasional, Mild

Other Warnings:

Mental Health, Sex Scenes

Please note:

Themes of Gender Dysphoria, Transphobia.

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About this event

'Enter into a wacky world of sea monsters in high heels and angry mobs with tiny pitchforks' (InDaily)

When Grumms transforms into a squid monster (think Creature from the Black Lagoon meets The Muppets ), they must hide their secret identity and disguise as a "normal human woman". Cartoonish chaos ensues, and only through being themselves can they become the hero they’ve always wanted to be.

Stunning video projections, puppetry and physical comedy combine in this absurd exploration of gender and growing up "normal".

WINNER: Best Theatre, Adelaide Fringe 2021. 
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Spotlight Canada, Edinburgh Fringe, 2021

'If you like your theatre madcap, thoughtful and combined with what's-coming-next intrigue, don't miss out' (The Advertiser).

Presented by:
Scantily Glad Theatre Company and Hartstone-Kitney Productions

Scantily Glad Theatre: an independent queer theatre company from Saskatchewan, Canada. Founded in 2014, their mandate is to create original, thought-provoking theatre that promotes the work of trans and queer artists within their community. In 2020, they toured queer musical comedy, Pack Animals to 7 festivals across North America. "Something in the Water" sold out its run at the 2021 Adelaide Fringe and won Best Theatre overall in the festival.

Black Box Live is digital theatrical innovation by Hartstone-Kitney Productions (HKP). Black Box Live captures live performance using 4K multi-camera Blackmagic systems as an extra design tool. In 2021 Black Box Live won the John Chataway Award for Innovation whilst streaming into Hollywood, Edinburgh and Hollywood Fringe festivals.

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