Bees. Toothpaste. The end of life as we know it.

Comprising dozens of slice-of-life vignettes shot through with humour, absurdity, and melancholy, All I’m Saying is a darkly funny play about life under capitalism. Surreally juxtaposing the banalities of everyday life with the scale of the multiple crises we face, it shows ordinary people struggling for connection in an increasingly fragmented world. Against a backdrop of environmental collapse, these people strive to make sense of things and their place within them. In their hopes, fears, and anxieties we see our own reflected back at us. Part doomscroll, part pre-apocalyptic peep box, All I’m Saying is a play for our times.

“Brooker is undoubtedly one of Adelaide’s most exciting emerging playwrights. Bravo” – Paul Rodda, Barefoot Review

“This Storm in its entirety conjures anxious visions of the near future, a mess of unregulated corporatism and a population both nightmarishly overcrowded and desperately lonely… what [Brooker] has envisioned is distressingly feasible, and the stellar cast make sure his message resonates”

– Max Opray, Great Scott!

“… Brooker’s brilliant writing demands that we face the future and bear it, whatever may come. It is a concluding message as hopeful and determined as it is devastating. Rare it is to find a piece of work at the Fringe Festival that leaves you breathless with admiration. This Storm is it”

– Anthony Vawser, Stage Whispers

Content Warnings: Suicide

Producer/playwright: Ben Brooker

Dramaturg: Teddy Dunn

Set and costume designer: Filipe Filihia

Performers: Caroline Lee, Ellen Marning, Natalia Sledz, Jesse Vasiliadis

Director: Charlotte Rogers

Lighting designer/operator: Taishah Simcox

Composer: Richard Wise

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.