Are you into pasta play?

Since being dumped by someone she forced herself to like, (the worst kind of heartbreak) HER hasn’t been able to do anything but eat pasta…even though she’s allergic to gluten.

No one wants to hear her problems anymore, so she’s turned to you, the audience. But as your evening together progresses, it becomes clear that her relationship with pasta isn’t that different from that with her ex – hot, one-sided, and giving her a tummy ache.

While her and pasta are initially in the honeymoon phase, it’s not long until they have their first big fight. Whether it’s reenacting soap operas, creating 2003 pasta infomercials or hallucinating dancing spaghetti – PASTABATE blends theatrical realism with a camp spectacle.

Pasta can’t solve your problems. But fuck me, it’s worth a try.

Pastabate will also be livestreamed on Friday Jun 7, 7.30pm. Livestream playback will be available for 72 hours after the show.


Get your VIP tickets on Saturday 8th June for a special event night with surprise guests! Pre-show entertainment begins at 6:45pm with PASTABATE commencing at 7:30. VIP packages include a branded goodie tote, bubbles, snacks and the chance to win a premium raffle prize. Whether your gang needs some healing or you want a solo date – all are welcome to the Lonely Hearts Night!

PASTABATE has proudly partnered with the Carlton institution GEMMA SIMPLY ITALIAN (right around the corner from the Courthouse!) to give audiences a special deal for post-show dining. Get your pasta fix with a dinner booking before the show and then present your La Mama ticket after for a sweet surprise.

“Dani Hayek’s naughty (and cunningly insightful) script is brought to life by a wonderfully fun ‘stages of relationship grief’ performance by a terrific Sophie Peppernell.” – Chuck Moore Reviews About

“Memorable, nutty, marvellous and brill entertainment. Bon appetit.” – Chuck Moore Reviews About

Content Warnings: Sexual Themes, Discussion of Disordered Eating 

Writer/Director/Design: Dani Hayek

Starring Sophie Peppernell

Dancers: Disco Daddies

Producer: Dora Abraham

Assistant Producer: Andreas Petropolous

Lighting Designer: Cole McKenna

Sound Designer: Rachel ‘Stoz’ Stone

Stage Manager: Tiah Bullock

Image by Darren Gill

Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

75% Aural rating Symbol

Aural Rating 75%: Mainly sound-based, with visuals only incidental to the work, so blind or low vision audiences can have close to the full experience of the event.