“FOUR STARS – The Hayloft Project’s winning streak continues…. highly entertaining, well acted and laugh-out-loud funny.”
“FOUR AND A HALF STARS – A great ensemble of vocal talent, and fantastic physical humour.”
“A welcome darkness in this year’s Comedy Festival, writer and director Benedict Hardie has taken another refreshing risk with Delectable Shelter”
“Very funny, with enough sting to create a lingering aftertaste.”
Our first production for 2011 is a world premiere, written and directed by Benedict Hardie (The Nest, Yuri Wells, 3xSisters).
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.
Theatre Works presents a Hayloft Project production, as part of the 2011 Selected Works season.
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: Thomas Conroy, Simone Page Jones, Anthony Mackey, Josh Price, Yesse Spence.
Production Manager: Pippa Wright
Producer: James Robertson
March 31 – April 17, 2011
Tue-Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm
March 31, 8pm