Roadkill Confidential is a wonderfully weird combination of political art commentary and intrigue that sounds like an unlikely fusion, but works in spite of its oddness. Truth, art and pesky neighbours feature in this play about artist Trevor, whose new work is anticipated with breath that is bated; but why is she being monitored by a government agent gone rogue? (Yes, Trevor is a woman).

US based Writer Sheila Callaghan has an impressive CV, she has written more than a dozen plays and is a writer/producer for Showtime (Shameless). She has been declared one of ’18 successful women who are changing the world’ by Marie Claire magazine. It is no wonder with her scathing yet funny attacks on suburbia, capitalism and the art world, she poses provocative questions in darkly humourous and contemporary settings.

Roadkill Confidential features some fun yet intense performances, Sinead Curry was hilarious as Trevor’s ditzy neighbour Melanie, and Alison Bennett as Trevor was superb. The play wouldn’t have worked if not for the intensity and focus of Bennett. In addition to great performances was a visually inventive use of the space, though seating in the venue was on the cramped side.

Director Michael Dean stated that the production has been ‘difficult, exhausting, maddening and frustrating’. A huge thank-you Michael, and to the cast and crew, for persevering and giving the audience something different in the name of your art.

 

Featuring: Alison Bennett, Sinead Curry, Michael Drysdale, Jasper Garner Gore and Nathaniel Scotcher.

Creative Team: Michael Dean (director), Amy Green, Catherine Steele, Richard Neville and Mandylights, Benjamin Garrard, Amanda Laing and Emily Elise.

Roadkill Confidential is presented by Lies, Lies and Propaganda in association with bAKEHOUSE Theatre Co, by arrangement with ORIGIN Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French, Inc and is on at the Kings Cross Theatre (Kings Cross Hotel) until 28 November, for more info and tickets see: http://www.liesliesandpropaganda.com/#roadkill-confidential

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Load up your arms with show bags… it’s Royal Easter Show time!

From crowning the country’s top puppies, alpacas and pigs to overdosing on showbags and whirling through fairground rides – it can be difficult to know where to start with the Royal Easter Show. For two weeks over Easter, Sydney Showground is home to a country fair on an epic scale.

Woodchopping becomes an unprecedented arena sport, sheep shearers are on show and you can see Australia’s best bull riders and BMX bandits in live performances. But there’s also more relaxed recreation to be had at the Arts and Crafts Show, and heaps of critters to meet at the Pet Pavilion. Make the most of the sugar high from deep fried, toffee-injected carnival treats and hit the Crazy Spinning Coaster, the Avenger and the Giant Slide before the nightly fireworks. Feeling nauseous is part of the fun.