THE NOSE – a radical adaptation by Melbourne independent theatre group THE BLOOMSHED
Winner of the FESTIVAL DIRECTOR’S AWARD at the Sydney Fringe Festival in 2017, THE NOSE has already delighted and dumbfounded audiences across Australia. Now it returns to bring its antics to the free market. ‘Snot for the faint hearted.
Born out of the wintry depths of a suburban backyard shed, contemporary Melbourne theatre group THE BLOOMSHED are taking their latest work on the road to get a whiff of the big time. Emerging writer and theatre maker James Jackson, in collaboration with performers Elizabeth Brennan and Tom Molyneux, has taken inspiration from Russian author Nikolai Gogol’s famous short story and turned it into something reflective of the dystopian post-paradise of 2018.
A CEO is crying in front of a mirror. His nose is gone. Worse. It’s running through the city streets dressed up as the President of Honduras. This is the moment its been waiting for. This is its chance for freedom. Disparate narratives collide around the missing appendage, as the CEO tries to win back some control. THE NOSE is a hilarious farce about people falling to pieces amid total economic chaos.
THE BLOOMSHED aims to create cutting edge, political theatre. Reinvigorating classic texts through a combination of new writing and devising, THE NOSE is the company’s latest attempt to create something new by cannibalising the old. Like everything else, THE NOSE is a rotting corpse, reanimated and stumbling around for your pleasure.
Proudly presented at Theatre Works (Melbourne).
“Energetic, hilarious and uncomfortable. A headbutt to the bridge of the audience’s nose, where the pain is offset by the ridiculous squirting of blood.” — Keith Gow
“Kafkaesque without any of the boringness of Kafka” – Sometimes Melbourne
Season 31 July – 5 August
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