NEW SHOWS ADDED*:
Friday 19th February 10.30pm, Saturday 20th February 10.30pm and Sunday 21st February 6.30pm
*Given the latest capacity announcements, we’ll be operating with a further reduced capacity, and we are prioritising existing bookings. Please bear with us, while we transfer these tickets. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for future updates and available tickets.
Unfortunately, due to COVID, the performances on Saturday 13th 6:30 pm, Sunday 14th 4 pm, Monday 15th 9:30 pm & Wednesday 17th 8:30 pm have been cancelled. If you were booked into any of these times please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to organise rebooking your tickets, or to arrange a refund.
I love you. I love New Year’s Eve. I love Romeo. I love the house you built me. I love Paris. I love the top of the Empire State Building. I love summer. I love my brother. I love dogs. I love Frida Kahlo. I love Ryan Gosling. I love mid-century architecture. I love Adidas. I love banana bread. I love my Macbook Pro. I love you.
Using verbatim romcom texts as a starting point and everything in the universe as an ending point, Grand Gesture is a take down of the one-true-love bullshit we have all been eating since birth. A verbatim pop Frankenstein monster created by theatre company The People, who brought you the sell-out season of The Bachelor s17e05 and the award nominated A Disorganised Zoom Reading of the Script from Contagion.
“…real-ness but with a dryness and an unapologetic anti-beauty-idealist aesthetic. It really delivers. It is a joyous and deliciously funny take down of a silly TV show, but the underbelly is real. Real lives and hearts, and real expectations from real bullshit that we are all fed, that many cling to…” – The Melbourne Critique (on The Bachelor S17E05)
Content warning: This production contains sexual content and adult themes (sexual violence), coarse language, haze, and drug references.
Co-created and Directed by Katrina Cornwell and Morgan Rose (The People)
Co-created and Performed by Joel Beasley, Eamon Dunphy, Matilda Gibbs, Joe Kenny, Michelle McCowage, Finn McGrath, Ruby Rawlings and Katie Rowe
Co-produced by Natasha Phillips
Lighting Design by Lisa Mibus
Sound Design by Byron Scullin
Stage Manager Brooke Simmonds
Image by Sarah Walker
Single show: $30 Full | $20 Concession, $25 Groups 5+ (use the code word SQUAD when booking)
Double Bill (see both shows in one night): $50 Full | $30 Concession (use the code word DOUBLE when booking)