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Dates and times


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
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* ARC Resident Artists

Content Warning

This production features mature language and content.

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