She’s of age and on a gap year. She’s saving up to go to go on so many travelz. She’s a singer. She’s pretty much got it all going on. Stop asking questions. She’s fine. Mum get out of my room! DANCE SEQUENCE! DANCE SEQUENCE! DANCE SEQUENCE!
Yve Blake perfectly captures the joy and frustration of leaving school and living at home. Of having every choice in front of you and no idea how to do any of it. Except party. She definitely knows how to party. SUGAR SUGAR whips from celebration to disaster, disappointment to kicking back mofo hellz yeah and does it all with a sharp and disquieting irony. This is satire based in a strong Australian tradition with an energy not seen for thirty or forty years but you know what would I know I’m only in my twenties.
Wunderkind Yve Blake is increasingly the toast of live performance in London with sell out shows at Edinburgh Fringe, Battersea Arts Centre, and an upcoming season at SOHO Theatre.
This is her first full work as a playwright. This is it’s WORLD PREMIERE!
First developed as part of Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Program
for more on Yve Blake head to yveblake.com
This production is suitable for children
Playwright – Yve Blake
Director – Benjamin Sheen
Featuring Performers – Catherine Bennett, Gareth Trew, Shoshanna Oks & Rachael Besselink
Costume Design – Daniel Harvey
Directorial Mentor – John Kachoyan
Rehearsal Dramaturg – Kerith Manderson-Galvin
Text Dramaturg – Georgia Symons
Executive Producer – Tobias Manderson-Galvin
“text and dialogue is refined and there are some truly powerful images… great shifts in mood and tempo as well as the colourful, candy-fuelled explosions of eat-vomit-rave-repeat, which are scrumptiously unnerving and vibrant.”
‘THE SHEER INGENUITY AND INSIGHT FROM SOMEONE IN THEIR LATE TEENS IS COMPELLING’
‘SHE HAS TALENT TO BURN’
– Fringe Review
‘A HURRICANE OF COMIC ENERGY…A SURPRISING DEPTH BENEATH HER SUNNY EXTERIOR.’
SEASON 17-28 June 2014
HYPRTXT Festival Hub, Upstairs at Tuxedo Cat,
17 Wills St Melbourne 3000
Performers | 4
Crew | 1
Duration | 65 minutes
Genre | comedy, young adult, magic realism
Situating | Previous day set-up and open
Max Shows/Week | 12
Touring Availability | This project is available for immediate tour in Australia, and internationally.
MKA are supported by
TTYL was presented for
with Venue Partner