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January 26 – February 11 2024, Mainspace Theatre

Running Time: Approx. 2.5 hours, including intermission.
14+ years

Written by Joanna Murray-Smith
Directed by Rob Kempson

Capitalism, Race, and Pop Culture. You know, the small stuff.

Sidney can feel her career slipping down the drain. No one loves a pop star when she’s past forty. Unless she wants to join the ranks of the has-beens on the casino circuit, she needs to reinvent herself – and quick. But what if she regains her former glory and still feels that something is missing?


Sidney: Deborah Drakeford*
Jolyon/Kurt: Nabil Traboulsi*
Tobias Beresford: Christopher Allen
Alfie: Sergio Di Zio
Esme: Kyra Harper
Julia: Julie Lumsden
Layla: Shauna Thompson


Director: Rob Kempson*
Assistant Director: Paul Smith
Stage Manager: Tamara Vuckovic*
Assistant Stage Manager: Hannah MacMillan
Producer: Julia Dickson
Production Manager: Patrick Lynn
Set and Costume Designer: Jackie Chau*
Lighting Designer: Jareth Li
Sound Designer: Adrian Shepherd-Gawinski
Intimacy Director: Jack Rennie
Head of Wardrobe: Carlyn Rahusaar Routledge
Dialect Coach: Alison Deon
Publicist: Katie Saunoris | KSPR
House Technician: Makiah Bautis
Head Scenic Painter: Susanna Feng
Scenic Painter: Hilda Chu
Head Carpenter: Curtis Whittaker
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* ARC Resident Artists

Content Warning

This production features mature language & content and sensory advisories.

This is undoubtedly some of the most exciting work to come out of Australia...

Australian Stage

The laughs come thick and fast…

Kate Herbert Theatre Reviews

A fresh and witty look at intercountry adoption, fame, hypocrisy, narcissism and media manipulation

Katrina Strickland, Financial Review