Legitimately one of the best pieces of theatre you're gonna get in this wretched shambolic decade.
I LOVE THIS SHOW SO MUCH. ALL THE STARS.
Not for the faint hearted. I WAS VASTLY ENTERTAINED. So there's that.
2 Stars. Bearded lady.
fuck you’ to heteronormative preconceptions of sexuality… an entire audience erupts in simultaneous joy and disbelief…Laughing, blinking, screaming, heads in hands face down, eyes front, this is not happening, did that just happen?
ENGAGEMENT WITH ISSUES OF GENDER AND IT'S PRESENTATIONS, WITH CELEBRITY AND IT'S EXCESSES, AND WITH MACBETH AND IT'S POSSIBLE INTERPRETATIONS IN A POST-FREUDIAN, POST-FEMINIST WORLD IS POWERFULLY THOUGHT-PROVOKING.
STRUCTURED WITH ELEGANCE AND PERFORMED WITH EXUBERANCE, UNSEX ME IS BRAVE, CLEVER AND FIERCE.
DO NOT MISS THIS!
IF YOU LIKE YOUR THEATRE NICE, SEE SOMETHING ELSE. IMMACULATE.
✭. NOT ENTERTAINING.
Academy Award winning actress Mark Wilson.
Having played to sell out houses in Canberra,smashed two sell out seasons in Melbourne, disturbed Perth, won acclaim in Sydney, and been equal parts hated and deified in Adelaide – Mark Wilson’s Unsex Me is a one of a kind. A unique theatrical moment. A generational thing.
Daughter of a theatre legend and a prima ballerina, award-winning actress Mark Wilson dissects her own story and her next job: being directed by her father as Lady Macbeth. Grand performances, whispered confessions, and booming self-mockery combine as she prepares, promotes and performs the role of her life.
Running time 60 minutes, no interval
Warnings: Contains extreme coarse language, adult themes, nudity, simulated sex scenes – well simulated is a stretch isn’t it. You’ve been warned ok. You’ve been warned.
Writer & Performer | Mark Wilson
Set+Costume Designer | Amaya Miranda Gabriella Vecellio
Creative Producer | Tobias Manderson-Galvin
Mark Wilson is an International Fellow of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London and it shows. Unsex Me is somewhere between stand up comedian Bill Hicks, the In-Yer-Face British playwrights of the 1990s and the Royal Shakespeare Company. It’s post-dramatic, drag theatre steeped in controversial, dark comedy and high-art/high-fashion spectacle including a dress made from over 40 Scottish kilts.
‘DO NOT MISS THIS!’
– The Guardian
‘✭. NOT ENTERTAINING.’
– Adelaide Theatre Guide
‘ENGAGEMENT WITH ISSUES OF GENDER AND IT’S PRESENTATIONS, WITH CELEBRITY AND IT’S EXCESSES, AND WITH MACBETH AND IT’S POSSIBLE INTERPRETATIONS IN A POST-FREUDIAN, POST-FEMINIST WORLD IS POWERFULLY THOUGHT-PROVOKING.’
‘STRUCTURED WITH ELEGANCE AND PERFORMED WITH EXUBERANCE, UNSEX ME IS BRAVE, CLEVER AND FIERCE.’
– Realtime Arts Magazine
‘IF YOU LIKE YOUR THEATRE NICE, SEE SOMETHING ELSE. IMMACULATE.’
Initial performance at CRACK THEATRE FESTIVAL 2012
“fuck you’ to heteronormative preconceptions of sexuality… an entire audience erupts in simultaneous joy and disbelief…Laughing, blinking, screaming, heads in hands face down, eyes front, this is not happening, did that just happen?”
by Mark Wilson
MKA Pop-Up, Melbourne
27-28 Feb 2013
MKA Pop-Up, Adelaide
5-16 March 2013
Tuxedo Cat, Adelaide
17 March 2013
Monash Performance Season
Alexander Theatre, Melbourne
24 April 2013
Lithuanian Club, Melbourne
28 Sep – 5 Mar 2013
Noodle Palace (The Ken Dome), Perth
12-16 Feb 2014
Sydney Mardi Gras
PACT Experimental Arts, Sydney
19-22 February 2014
You Are Here Festival
Smith’s Alternative, Canberra
18 + 21 March 2014
MKA HYPRTXT Festival
La Mama Theatre, Melbourne
11-15 June 2014
Summer Nights / Fringe World
Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
27-30 January 2016
Unsex Me was first presented for two nights at Crack Theatre Festival
Producer | MKA Theatre of New Writing
Primary Government Supporter | Creative Victoria
Development Presenter | Crack Theatre Festival
Presenting Festivals + Venues |
Adelaide Fringe + MKA Pop-Up, & Tuxedo Cat;
Sydney MardiGras + PACT
YouAreHere + Smiths Bookstore;
Melbourne Fringe + the Fringe Hub;
MKA’s HYPRTXT Festival + La Mama Theatre;
FringeWorld Perth + BlueRoom’s Summer Nights + PICA.
Mark Wilson is definitely a performer to hurry out and see.
a cross between Freddy Mercury and Richard Dawkins: charming, erudite and fiercely and uncompromisingly intellectual