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“FOUR STARS – The Hayloft Project’s winning streak continues…. highly entertaining, well acted and laugh-out-loud funny.”

-HERALD SUN

“FOUR AND A HALF STARS – A great ensemble of vocal talent, and fantastic physical humour.”
-RHUM

“A welcome darkness in this year’s Comedy Festival, writer and director Benedict Hardie has taken another refreshing risk with Delectable Shelter”
-ARTS HUB

“Very funny, with enough sting to create a lingering aftertaste.”
-THEATRE NOTES

ON TOUR IN 2013!

A black comedy about white terror, Delectable Shelter is a no-holds-barred portrait of the privileged, facing the end of the world as they know it.

In a bunker deep within the earth, five survivors plan a utopian society. Their dreams are lavish, their visions grand, and their aspirations (somewhat) noble. But saving the world is the easy part, the hard part will learning to share it with those they thought were beneath them. Meanwhile, a reverent choir sings classical renditions of love songs from the 1980s…

Taking cues from Moliere, Brecht and Chris Morris, Delectable Shelter lampoons the prejudice ingrained in a prosperous Western society, as it declines from dominance in the twenty-first century. A grotesque comedy of the not-too-distant future, featuring reproduction, classical music, fear and cured meats.

Originally presented by Theatre Works and The Hayloft Project production, as part of the 2011 Selected Works season.

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Details of the 2013 Touring Production

Delectable Shelter

Written and Directed by Benedict Hardie
Composer: Benny Davis
Musical Director: Nathan Gilkes
Set Design: Claude Marcos
Lighting Design: Lucy Birkinshaw
Costume Design: Esther Hayes
Sound Design: Alister Mew
Cast: Andrew Broadbent, Brendan Hawke, Jolyon James, Simone Page Jones, Yesse Spence.
Stage Manager: Rebecca Poulter
Production Manager: Peter Jamieson
Producer: Mouche Phillips

Original Cast: Thomas Conroy, Simone Page Jones, Anthony Mackey, Josh Price, Yesse Spence.

Season

July 4 – August 24, 2013

Performance Times and Venues

04/07/13 7:30pm – Mildura Arts Centre, VIC
06/07/13 7:30pm – Portland Arts Centre, VIC
10/07/13 8pm – West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, VIC
12/07/13 8pm – Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS
13/07/13 8pm – Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS
19/07/13 8pm – Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW
20/07/13 8pm – Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW
24/07/13 7pm – Memo Theatre, Healesville, VIC
27/07/13 8pm – Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre, Sale, VIC
30/07/13 8pm – The Capital, Bendigo, VIC
31/07/13 8pm – Phee Broadway Theatre, Castlemaine, VIC
02/08/13 8pm – Byron Community and Cultural Centre, Byron Bay, NSW
03/08/13 2pm – Byron Community and Cultural Centre, Byron Bay, NSW
04/08/13 5pm – Byron Community and Cultural Centre, Byron Bay, NSW
06/08/13 7pm – Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD
07/08/13 7pm – Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD
08/08/13 7pm – Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD
09/08/13 7pm – Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD
13/08/13 8pm – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW
14/08/13 8pm – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW
15/08/13 8pm – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW
15/08/13 8pm – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW
17/08/13 2pm, 8pm – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW
20/08/13 8pm – Knox Community Arts Centre, Bayswater, VIC
21/08/13 8pm – Northcote Town Hall, VIC
22/08/13 8pm – Northcote Town Hall, VIC
23/08/13 8pm – Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds, VIC
24/08/13 8pm – Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds, VIC