Event Man the Balloon
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Venue Fairfax Studio, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 5 January 2001
Opening Date 9 January 2001
Last Date 10 February 2001
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description The local balloonman declares the outbreak of an alarming trend: citizens are spontaneously bursting. With its diminishing population, this is a town inhabited by not-quite-together people who are constantly in analysis. Elliot, a hapless balloon enthusiast, struggles to uncover the cause of the random implosions and convince everyone they need help before they all disappear. Man The Balloon is a satirical and absurdly comic parable of an insecure, small-minded society unwittingly bent on self-destruction.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Comedy
Subjects Community
Social Issues
Name Function Notes
Luke Elliot Actor
Julie Forsyth Actor
Francis Greenslade Actor
Christen O'Leary Actor
Richard Piper Actor
Jane Turner Actor
Ross Williams Actor
Wayne Chapple Assistant Director
Gabby Walters Assistant Stage Manager
Ian McDonald Composer
Anna French Costume Designer
Simon Phillips Director
David Murray Lighting Designer
Matt Cameron Playwright
Ian Cookesley Production Manager
Shaun Gurton Set Designer
Ross Skiffington Special Effects Consultant
Catherine Wheaton-Lynch Stage Manager
Kerry Saxby Technical Director
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Cast List MTC Records
Event Identifier 14