The thing I loved, the thing I wanted, was that feeling. Before any of it even begins. The last count in the countdown. The premonition of lightning. When a taste hits your tongue – sweet, sour, salt – and your nerves are firing, asking is it good, is it bad, is it going to kill me? Before you truly know whether to spit it out and start again.

Caitlyn is an up-and-coming child star. Bobby is a beloved comedic icon. Sam is their manager, with the idea to pair them up and make Australian television history. What could possibly go wrong? Salt pulls back the curtain of nostalgia to reveal the darker side of light entertainment: a whirlwind-memory of video hits and after-school sitcoms, of canned laughter and crocodile tears, of kids growing up too fast and adults refusing to grow up at all.

From the award winning and critically acclaimed She Said Theatre (HART, Fallen, Bock Kills Her Father) comes this unflinching new work that turns the spotlight back on the entertainment industry. What are we feeding our children? And whose appetite is really to blame?

Written by Seanna van Helten

Directed by Penny Harpham

Performed by Artemis Ioannides, Brigid Gallacher, and Scott Major

Set Design by Owen Phillips

Lighting Design by Amelia Lever-Davidson

Composition & Sound Design by Raya Slavin

Costumes by Brynna Lowen

Movement Direction by William McBride

Stage & Production Management by Piper Huynh

Image Credit by Pier Carthew

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JUNE 8 – 18


Wed 7.30pm Thu 7.30pm Fri 7.30pm Sat 7.30pm Sun 4pm Approximately 90 minutes


La Mama Courthouse

Tickets Info/

Full $25 Concession $15

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03 9347 6142