A tender, relatable and euphoric deep dive into our relationship with perfection; the obsession, the release, and everything in between.

The Hypodermic Needle Theory is a reflection of you, of all of us. Watch perfection unravel as four storylines morph and bend to form a kaleidoscope of moments that we are all too familiar with. The denial, the obsession, the longing, and the pure euphoria that makes up own complex relationships with the stretch to be better. In this hyperreal montage of life as we know it, revel in the fragility of now. Bask in the tenderness of connection. For we are all just things, never to exist again as we are right now.

“Nelson-Williams rises to the physical challenges with high energy and great skill to create an exciting and memorable work.” – David Zampatti on The Moments Inbetween (The Blue Room Theatre, 2020)

“An emotionally resonant script that works on the strength of its characters, their complex relationships, and the realistic yet layered ways in which they speak to one another.
– WeScreenplay Diverse Voices competition on CEREMONY, 2021

Content Warning: We wish to advise viewers that our show contains references to PTSD, mental illnesses, and dark themes. Strobe lighting and blackouts are also utilised.

Directed and created by Mollie Nelson-Williams

Dramaturgy by Harrison Clark

Devised and performed by Nikola Gucciardo, Alexis Longley, Shannon Stevens, Sophie Strykowski

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.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.