|BOY GIRL WALL BY THE ESCAPISTS IN ASSOC CRITICAL STAGES|
Critics and audiences have been raving about boy girl wall since it first hit the stage in 2009. After several sell out seasons in Brisbane and Adelaide boy girl wall is currently close to booking out its three week season at Melbourne Theatre Company before embarking on a national tour.
Performing in 26 venues over 14 weeks boy girl wall is a show that will continue to delight audiences across the entire country. This little comedy with the biggest heart has a cast of 25 performed by one man, a stick of chalk and a sock puppet!
This is not a love story, it’s a story about love…and physics…and evolution …and mad magpies…and the stars.
Two neighbours Thom and Alethea are both lonely and independently struggling to stop their lives from crumbling. The only thing physically standing between this young couple is the wall between their apartments and luckily for them this ‘wall’ has decided that they belong together.
boy girl wall, performed by Lucas Stibbard, Helpmann Award nominee in 2011, is the latest comedy from the award-winning group The Escapists. Jumping energetically, from first to third person Stibbard and his sock puppet switch between dozens of loveable and familiar characters with impeccable timing.
This clever show will warm your heart and leave you with memories for days. You may have to go back and see it again to check you did not miss anything the first time. Hold on tight - this will be a night where the pace is fast and the sides are in danger of splitting.
“There are a million magical moments… You must see this show…” ArtsHub
“He could do stand-up at the Olympics for Australia - I’m sure he’d get a Gold...” 612 ABC Brisbane
“…a love prequel, a rom-com in which there is a lot of rom-com but no clichéd rom…” Australian Stage
“Tightly structured, funny and ultimately quite touching, it is a work that captures the power of the imagination and uses it to create engaging and entertaining theatre” The Australian
“Comic genius ... an inspired and whimsical theatrical escape and a blissful reminder of the power of imagination.” Time Off
“The way Stibbard brings his characters to life is amazing…He draws his set around him to keep the audience engaged and following the shifts in time and storyline. Rating: 4 ½ stars.” Adelaide Advertiser
Cast & Creatives
Script Matthew Ryan & Lucas Stibbard
Realisers Matthew Ryan, Lucas Stibbard, Neridah Waters & Sarah Winter
Music Neridah Waters
Lighting Designer Keith Clark
Redesign Jonathon Oxlade
with Lucas Stibbard
Originally produced with Metro Arts
About The Escapists
The Escapists are a collaboration of award-winning contemporary independent theatre makers who value strong stories and an aesthetic that remixes traditional approaches to theatre and performance. The Escapists are nationally-recognised Brisbane theatre-makers Jonathon Oxlade, Matthew Ryan, Lucas Stibbard and Neridah Waters.
The Escapists are supported by MAPS for Artists, a joint initiative of the Australia Council and Arts Queensland, providing management and producing services to independent artists in Queensland.
*2011 HELPMANN Award Nomination – Lucas Stibbard for boy girl wall
*2010 MATILDA AWARD - The Escapists for devising and producing boy girl wall
*2010 MATILDA COMMENDATION - boy girl wall, Best Independent Production by The Escapists, at Metro Arts
If you are looking for a good laugh this week, dont miss BOY GIRL WALL by The Escapists, nominated for a Helpmann award and on its national whirlwind tour. Its stopping in Sydney for 4 performances only at The Zenith Theatre.