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Poppy Seed Festival 2017



This year the festival features five outstanding works by new and emerging theatre makers that are bound to delight, inform, amuse, inspire, entertain and spark debate.

The 2017 program is the most diverse to be presented as part of Poppy Seed Theatre Festival and features five world premieres. The program includes writing by Daniel Keene, a lesbian musical rom-com, a co-production that explores a female autistic experience of the world, a warped retelling of the Hansel and Gretel fable and circus as an interactive performance game.

Poppy Seed Festival is a new vibrant boutique grass roots festival of theatre that captured the imagination of Melbournians in its début season in 2015.

To create the Poppy Seed Theatre Festival an artistic panel (made up of some of Australia's leading theatre professionals) selected four outstanding new theatrical works from a highly competitive selection process. The selected companies were provided with a venue funds and production support and told to go forth and create amazing work. This they have done and are now ready to share...

WE ARE SUPER EXCITED TO HAVE ANNOUNCED THE PROGRAM FOR POPPY SEED 2017. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AND ARE SELLING FAST!

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Alexithymia


by Citizen Theatre & A_tistic
World premiere
8 – 19 November
Melbourne Alexithymia

Alexithymia is a condition that noticeably affects 85% of people diagnosed on the autism spectrum and is defined as an inability to name or label emotions.

Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit


by Jean Tong
World Premiere
14 - 26 November
Melbourne Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit

A musical romp more sophisticated than an average mod-rom-com, Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit takes the star-crossed lovers audiences know and love, and makes them even better as star-crossed lesbians.

BREAD CRUMBS


by Ruby Johnston & Benjamin Nichol
World Premiere
21 November - 2 December
Melbourne BREAD CRUMBS

BREAD CRUMBS is a warped retelling of the well-known fable Hansel and Gretel – it’s a crass and highly stylised exploration into the link between gender roles, domestic abuse and the scarring impact it has on young people.

Lost: 5


by Daniel Keene & Illumi-Nation Theatre
World Premiere
November 23 - December 3
Melbourne Lost: 5

A streetscape, reminiscent of Finders Street in Melbourne, home to many who are lost; lost to society, to their families and often, to themselves. Five poetic monologues from Award-winning Australian playwright, Daniel Keene that invite audiences to consider the multi-faceted issue of homelessness through the eyes of those who have found themselves, simply, yet despairingly, lost.

Tandem


by Gravity Dolls
World Premiere
28 November - 9 December
Melbourne Tandem

Inspired by retro video games, board games and the absurdity of Japanese game shows, Melbourne-based circus-duo Gravity Dolls creates a new interactive performance game: Tandem

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Free drink upon arrival, fantastic live entertainment and a room full of infectious laughter. It's the party you'll be talking about *until the next one.
9 November, The Stables at the Meat Market, North Melbourne

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