Isabella-Gilbert-photo-by-Darren-GillA solo work exploring the concept of water through biblical and Shakespearean contexts and overlaying these themes onto a contemporary society in crisis, Double Garage Productions presents FLUSH at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, as part of the 2023 Melbourne Fringe Festival, this October.

After a sold-out La Mama Explorations season (2022), FLUSH is back and bigger than ever. A feminist, multidisciplinary creation for theatre, FLUSH is a mix of contemporary dance, physical theatre, stand-up comedy, projection, text and voice.

Produced by Double Garage Productions, with Associate Director Elizabeth Walley (The Trauma Project, 2021) and Stage Manager Dylan Lines (Production Manager, Impro Melbourne), FLUSH features Isabella Gilbert (Kovid Rat Kabarett, The Trauma Project).

An autobiographical tragicomedy of its time, FLUSH is a multidisciplinary creation that interrogates traditional constructs of gender and biblical motifs of water. The world is drowning and so is she. It is one girl’s desperate attempts to hook up in an apocalypse.

It’s raw and unfiltered. It’s the very serious artist who didn’t ask me a single question. The one-night-stand whose dog had more personality than he did. The hook-up whose bathroom door fell off in my hands. It’s boys and lockdown, nostalgia and innocence, nightmares, dreams and hallucinations.

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre – Millarri Murnmut, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Season: 10 – 14 October 2023
Information and Bookings: www.melbournefringe.com.au

Image: Isabella Gilbert – photo by Darren Gill