Robert In Crisis

Robert In Crisis is the story of a man with his life on the right track, career, wife, house, kids that is until his wife drops not one bombshell, but two, and an unexpected late night supernatural encounter completely and irrevocably changes his world.

Based on Scott Gooding’s own history with depression and depths that the crippling infliction placed upon his personal life, Robert in Crisis is an anthem to a voice that while very vocal in popular culture – a white hetero man going through issues – is with Scott Gooding’s own brand of comedy and self-reflection lifted out of the usual fare. A study in depression and masculine pride, shot through with a dark sense of humour, Robert In Crisis speaks to a number of key issues within today’s society such as male depression, family violence, custody battles, and the housing affordability crisis.

Please note that Trades Hall is undergoing significant renovations and unfortunately is not an accessible venue for this performance.

Written and Performed by Scott Gooding

Directed by Hayley Butcher

Lighting Design by Bronwyn Pringle

Costume Designer by Emily Collett

Produced by Cathy Horsley



Aug 15 – 19



Wed, Fri, Sun 6.30pm | Thu, Sat 8.30pm

Approx running time:

60 min


Trades Hall, Meeting Room 1

Cnr. Victoria & Lygon Streets, Carlton


Tickets Info/

Full $30 | Concession $20

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