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The thing I loved, the thing I wanted, was that feeling. Before any of it even begins. The last count in the countdown. The premonition of lightning. When a taste hits your tongue – sweet, sour, salt – and your nerves are firing, asking is it good, is it bad, is it going to kill me? Before you truly know whether to spit it out and start again.

Caitlyn is an up-and-coming child star. Bobby is a beloved comedic icon. Sam is their manager, with the idea to pair them up and make Australian television history. What could possibly go wrong? Salt pulls back the curtain of nostalgia to reveal the darker side of light entertainment: a whirlwind-memory of video hits and after-school sitcoms, of canned laughter and crocodile tears, of kids growing up too fast and adults refusing to grow up at all.

From the award winning and critically acclaimed She Said Theatre (HART, Fallen, Bock Kills Her Father) comes this unflinching new work that turns the spotlight back on the entertainment industry. What are we feeding our children? And whose appetite is really to blame?

Written by Seanna van Helten

Directed by Penny Harpham

Produced by Anna Kennedy

Sound design and composition by Raya Slavin

Costume design by Chloe Greaves

Set design by Owen Phillips

Lighting design by Amelia Lever-Davidson

Video design by Michael Carmody

Image by Pier Carthew


Event starts
Thursday 8 June, 2017
Event Ends
Sunday 18 June, 2017
La Mama Courthouse
Venue Address
349 Drummond St, Carlton VIC 3053

Victoria, Melbourne

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