14–25 March 2017

Glitterbomb presents

A Period Piece

$45 Premium Adults* / $40 Adults / $30 Concession & Under 30 / 'Pay what you want' Previews

Created by
CARISSA LICCIARDELLO, GRETEL VELLA & THE COMPANY
Directed by
CARISSA LICCIARDELLO
Written by
GRETEL VELLA
Production design by
NICHOLAS FRY
Lighting design by
MARTIN KINNANE
Musical Director
HANNAH CHEERS
Design Assistant
LUKE D'ALESSANDRO
Production Manager
LOU MASON
Stage Manager
MADELAINE OSBORNE
Publicity & Marketing by
JULIA ROBERTSON
Original music by
MIKAELA ATALLAH, HANNAH CHEERS & CLARE HENNESSY
With
MIKAELA ATALLAH
HANNAH CHEERS
JULIA CHRISTENSEN
CLARE HENNESSY
MAT LEE
JULIA ROBERTSON
JAMES WRIGHT

Tuesday - Saturday 8pm

There will be blood

It’s an ancient process as old as time itself. That’s right, you can say it out loud – menstruation.

Roughly translated from Italian, ‘men-stru-ation’ is generally taken to mean ‘Men, strewth, we have a situation’. Bloating, acne and mood swings worse than an agoraphobic in a tent on windy night – it’s all a part of that magical monthly cycle.

Clowning, cabaret and sketch comedy come together here in the name of political theatre, as the doors are opened on everything you need to know about being a woman who bleeds in a man’s world.

It’s the acrobatic skill of hiding a little red stain on the back of your pants when Aunt Flow comes to town.

It’s the sheer exasperation of partying on when your ovaries have started a fire of a considerable size inside you.

It’s the Mayan-esque, Biblical myths that come out of a mansplainers mouth as he rationally explains the origins of the period.

This candid and indelicate new work will have you laughing uproariously at the pain you don’t see and the blood you sometimes do.

$45 Premium Adults* / $40 Adults / $30 Concession & Under 30 / 'Pay what you want' Previews




* Premium Adult patrons will be given first choice of seating each performance night. As well as securing the best seats in the house, it gives you a chance to invest further in the development of the work you are seeing and allows the Old 505 Theatre to continue to be a vital incubation space for new work.