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Mad as a Cute Snake

Theatre Works proudly presents, as a part of the 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival

Mad as a Cute Snake
Written and Directed by Amelia Evans and Dan Giovannoni

A riotous and joyful theatrical adventure about having the courage to be yourself - whatever that may be!

Cardigan Coriander-Turner is a regular superhero who does regular superhero stuff, like using her powers to defeat baddies and wearing her undies on the outside. And she’s just been given a mission impossible: save her pet snake, Trix.

But one visit to school - aka "The Real World" - is about to change everything. Turns out Cardi’s not really a superhero after all. She’s just a little girl with zero powers. How’s she meant to save the day now??

Featuring hilarious clowning, backyard acrobatics and original songs, Mad as a Cute Snake is from the multi-award winning team behind the nationally toured Cut Snake and Superhero Training Academy.

Running during the September school holidays as a part of the 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival, join Cardigan on an epic adventure from suburban Melbourne to the Daintree Rainforest as she tries to save Trix from certain tragedy.

Suitable for children 6+ (and BIG kids too!), Mad as a Cute Snake is an uplifting treat for the whole family.

This project is supported by Australia Council Catalyst, Creative Victoria, Theatre Works and the City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund and amplified by Debbie Dadon as part of Melbourne Fringe’s ShowSupport.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  - Time Out (Cut Snake)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★  - Herald Sun (Cut Snake)
★ ★ ★ ★  - The Age (Cut Snake)

“Outrageously fun yet poignant 50-minute acrobatic, theatrical rollercoaster- Concrete Playground (Cut Snake)
“It is marvellous. It is spectacular. It is brilliant. And it is magical." - Australian Stage (Cut Snake)

Winner: Best Emerging Writers - Melbourne Fringe Festival (Cut Snake)
Nominated: Best Ensemble - Green Room Awards (Cut Snake)
Nominated: Best Writing - Green Room Awards (Cut Snake)

Written and Directed by Amelia Evans and Dan Giovannoni
Performed by Julia Billington, Charles Purcell, Alice Qin and Natesha Somasundaram
Composition and Sound Design by Tom Hogan
Set and Costume Design by Matilda Woodroofe and Hannah Murphy
Lighting Design by Emma Lockhart-Wilson

25 September - 5 October, 2019
Tues - Sat 11am, 2pm and 7pm shows (times vary - please see booking link)
Tickets: $35 Adult, $25 Concession and Under 30s, $18.50 Child and Grps 6+
Bookings: (03) 9534 3388 or online at www.theatreworks.org.au/program/mad-as-a-cute-snake
Venue: Theatre Works - 14 Acland St, St Kilda

Show Duration 50 minutes, no interval
Suitable for ages 6+
Please note: this show contains smoke machine and loud noises


Event details

Venue: Theatre Works - 14 Acland St, St Kilda
Bookings: (03) 9534 3388


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