Shotgun Wedding

We’re having a wedding. We need you there.

We’ve never had one before but we’ve seen it done a few times and we reckon we can wing it. We’ve got a man and a woman, we’ve got an extravagant dress, we’ve got a thousand mini-quiches and five sugared almonds in a little white bag. We’re going to take all these ingredients and make magic.

You, me, us – together.

Join us as we lodge another brick in the foundations of our nation’s future, and carry on the inexorable progress of civilisation.

We want to know what love is. We want you to show us.

About the Artist

Bridget is a VCA directing graduate, originally from Lismore and then Canberra. She has a passion for making theatre with diverse community groups and young people. Her directing credits include Mud, Of Feathers and Skin (VCA), Trimda (Latvian House), Hoods, The Eisteddfod (The Street Theatre), The Goat and East (Moonlight).
Mark is a theatre director, trained at the VCA, PACT and the University of Wollongong. His practice is rooted in language, ritual, and the power of live communal experiences. His works include The Ruffian on the Stair, Of Feathers and Skin (VCA), Timon’s Daughter (Old Fitz), and the upcoming Swamplands (MKA).
Dan is a playwright, graduating from NIDA in 2010. His plays include Two by Two (Malcolm Robertson Prize), Cut Snake (Melbourne Fringe Best Emerging Writer), Edmund & Grace (Branch Theatre), How George Got Her Jacket (St Martins), Playground and Brightside (Little Ones Theatre). He is currently Writer in Residence at Red Stitch, and his new play Wrecking will premiere at the Old Fitz in September. 
Zoë is a set and costume designer, graduating from the VCA in 2010. Recent works include costume design for The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (fortyfivedownstairs), Daniel Schlusser's adaptation of The Hollow by Agatha Christie, and Sue Healy’s Not Entirely Human (VCA).
  • Image: Sarah Walker
  • Image: Sarah Walker
  • Image: Sarah Walker
  • Image: Sarah Walker

Dates: 19, 20, 26, 27 May

Location: St Peters Eastern Hill, 15 Gisbourne Street, East Melbourne (tram routes 11, 31, 109, 112, stop 11)

Times: 4pm (please arrive by 3.45pm)

Duration: 2 hrs

Ticket prices: $30 Full, $25 Conc

Bookings: Venue Tix 1300 30 40 72 or online (credit card only)

This event is also part of Day Pass 1

Wheelchair accessible: No

Please note this show is not reccommended for under patrons under 16 years

Warnings: Adult themes, smoke machine, course Language

Dress: Wedding

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