The Actor Crack’d

A surrealist odyssey into the hilariously bleak underworld of artistry & psychiatry.

There is madness in Stanley Gold’s method acting. Obsessed with snaffling the plum role of Hamlet, Stanley’s sanity unspools and he is committed. This actor is well and truly ‘crack’d’ but is psychiatry the panacea which can join together the broken pieces of his mind? Highly charged sexuality, emotion and comedy are ever present but is heartbreak looming in the background? A show that confronts hilariously the psychological perils inherent in artistic pursuit, where disappointment can severely outweigh expectation. Bill Marshall’s genial writing makes for a comic tragedy worthy of Milligan.

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

(Bill Marshall) smashes theatre norms from the beginning…a roller coaster into Crazy Land….

– Scarlett Koehne, Art Smitten

A Cracked Actors Production

Directed by Matthew Richard Walsh

Assistant Director & Production Design by  Sarah Yeung

Written by Bill Marshall

Performed by Aleksander Eeri Laupmaa, Graham Murray, Nicholas Jaquinot, Kaela Raku, Katie Allison & Simone Bergamin

Images & artwork by Sarah Yeung



Sept 14 – 23



Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 8.30pm | Sun 1pm & 6.30pm

Approx running time:

1 hr 25 min


Trades Hall, Meeting Room 1

Cnr. Victoria & Lygon Streets, Carlton


Tickets Info/

Full $30 | Concession $20

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