Truly Madly Britney
Britney Spears, Savage Garden, Las Vegas, Morphine, and a brand new play; the perfect backdrop for a summertime party in St KildaPresented by: Theatre Works and Stage Mom
Tue - Sun 7pm
"You want a hot body? You want a Bugatti? You want a Maserati? You better work, bitch"- Britney Spears, Work Bitch
Long term boyfriends, Adam and Steve, are die-hard Britney Spears fans and Savage Garden doppelgaengers. Together they embark upon a pilgrimage along the holy sites of Britney's 2007 breakdown. However, when their meet-and-greet tickets for Britney's concert residency in Las Vegas are inexplicably cancelled, everything begins to fall apart.
As the cracks in their relationship deepen, the couple is forced apart and thrust into an increasingly absurd journey through burgers, morphine, stolen Make-A-Wish gifts, bad Croatian accents, vomit, guns, sex, and mistaken identity. As they draw closer to Britney's shiny faade, Adam and Steve must find a way to love each other again if they are to escape the dark heart of American pop culture.
Truly Madly Britney is part of a spectacular queer party season at Theatre Works, located in the heart of St.Kilda. A new work by Alberto Di Troia, Truly Madly Britney is new Australian writing that is loud, queer, hilarious, considered and surprising. A must see this Midsumma.
Creatives and Cast
Writer / Producer: ALBERTO DI TROIA
Director: HANNAH FALLOWFIELD
Sound Designer / Composer: SIDNEY MILLAR
Lighting Designer: RACHEL ZANY LEE
Stage Manager / Production Manager: LUCIE SUTHERLAND
Starring: ADAM GARNER, NICK CLARK, CHANELLA MACRI, ALEX THEW, LOUISA WALL, KARL RICHMOND
- 30 Jan: Arts Review - Gavin Roach:
Alberto Di Troia's writing is slick and dripping with wit, he has carefully crafted each of these characters so they skip the line of cliche while allowing moments of real depth.
- 22 Jan: Sometimes Melbourne - Anne-Marie Peard:
Still hurting from Truly Madly Britney at Theatre Works. Tearing the skin off pop obsession with fake nails & no pain killers. New writing, old hits & f*cking hilarious.
- 22 Jan: My Melbourne Arts - Myron My
The cast excel in their roles and with much of the weight falling on the character of Steve, Garner brings a scarily natural performance to the stage...
- 21 Jan: The Age - cameron woodhead
So if you're offended at the drop of a hat... you should give it a miss, though it will be your loss.
Please note: If your preferred performance is showing as sold out, please check the Theatre Works website for availability.Sex scenes | Violence | Coarse language | Replica weapons | Trigger warnings