A white man with curly dark hair and facial stubble is smiling. He is wearing a white shirt with Bazinga on the front and a brightly coloured patterned jacket. There is a red background with white lines representing atoms moving around him.
A white man with short dark curly hair is wearing a white shirt with Bazinga on the front, an off white Jacket with Black trim and red trousers. He has his head down, mouth open, and hands out to the side with fingers spread. He has one knee bent and raised in what looks like a high marching pose.
A white man with dark hair and his arms in the air is wearing a white t'shirt with Bazinga on the front and a black trimmed off-white jacket and red trousers. He is looking across his body and down behind him. He is in front of an orange sign that reads The No Bang Theory and there is another sign a bit further back that reads #actuallyautistic - there is a single spotlight beam shining from the ground behind him to the roof.

The No Bang Theory

Cabaret • Neurodiversity led
Queensland • SA Premiere

Oliver Hetherington-Page hates Sheldon Cooper. That's why his first one-man cabaret is so heavily obsessed with the lead character of The Big Bang Theory. It’s time to set the record straight. Oliver is an artist on the autism spectrum, he’s constantly fighting against the stereotypes popular culture tells the world about the condition. Authentic representation of autism stories on stage is the best way to defeat the Sheldon Cooper syndrome, according to Oliver. Sheldon is a science nerd. Oliver is a theatre kid. Sheldon is obsessed with trains. Oliver is hyper-fixated on musicals. Sheldon has a girlfriend. Oliver is desperately waiting for 'that' Big Bang. The No Bang Theory is a musical journey from dating disasters to diagnosis through #actuallyautistic eyes.


Presented by: indelabilityarts & Oliver Hetherington-Page

Oliver Hetherington-Page is an emerging artist who graduated from QUT with a BFA Drama (With Distinction) 2019. While the degree took three years, in truth he had been studying acting is whole life. For people on the autism spectrum like Oliver, social conventions often don’t come naturally so they spend their lives studying and imitating others. In short, Oliver was born to act. Since graduating, Oliver has volunteered for Imaginary Theatre and is a member of Indelabilityarts ensemble. Oliver began studying performance with Fame Theatre Company at age five and has also performed with Little Red Theatre Company, Brisbane Arts Theatre, Brisbane Youth Drama Ensemble, Harvest Rain and Studio Theatre. Oliver is excited for The No Bang to have it's SA premiere as a part of the Adelaide Fringe.