The market is a wind-up toy
“WHEN THOSE AT THE TOP HAVE FAILED US, THE ANSWER IS DOWN BELOW”
THE MARKET IS A WIND-UP TOY – a radical political work by Melbourne independent theatre group THE BLOOMSHED.
It's the end of the world sale - all things reduced to clear - time to take stock of what we have and flog it till it stops breathing. The market has collapsed, leading economists are jumping out of skyscraper windows, the golden bull has been put down. Ikea Flatpack has to fix it. Watch him journey down to to darkest recesses of hell to resurrect the only woman who can save us: Margaret Thatcher.
Born out of the wintry depths of a suburban backyard shed, contemporary Melbourne theatre group THE BLOOMSHED are taking their latest work on the road to get a whiff of the bigtime. Emerging writer and theatre maker James Jackson in collaboration with BLOOMSHED artists Lindsay Templeton, Justin Gardam and John Collopy are taking inspiration from Dante, Virillio and Crawford and turning it into a critique of techno-utopianism.
THE BLOOMSHED aims to create cutting edge, political theatre. Reinvigorating classic texts through a combination of new writing and devising, THE MARKET IS A WIND-UP TOY is the company’s latest attempt to create something new by cannibalising the old.
Proudly presented at the Old 505 Theatre (Sydney) 18 - 22 September and Theatre Works (Melbourne) 23 - 28 October
“Energetic, hilarious and uncomfortable.” — Keith Gow
“Kafkaesque without any of the boringness of Kafka” – Sometimes Melbourne
CAST AND CREATIVES
James Jackson (Director / Writer)
Lindsay Templeton (Dramaturg / Writer)
John Collopy (Lighting Design)
Justin Gardam (Composer / Sound Design)
Emily O'Connor (Deviser / Performer)
Liv Bishop (Deviser / Performer)
Sam Nix (Deviser / Performer)
James Malcher (Deviser / Performer)
Edan Goodall (Deviser / Performer)
Imogen Walsh (Deviser / Performer)
Season 23 - 28 October
Times: 8pm; 5pm Sunday
Address 14 Acland Street, St Kilda East
OLD 505 THEATRE
Season 18 - 22 September
Address 5 Eliza Street, Newtown NSW