Welcome to Hard Rubbish, a world where it only takes the threat of a trip to the tip for a household of furniture to come alive. Soon to be replaced by a suite of Swedish minimalism, a pile of unloved old furniture has just learnt it’s destined to live out its golden years at the council tip – a miserable prospect indeed.
As the hour of their removal approaches, the hard rubbish decides to come out swingin’ against their Nordic counterparts. With sofas that slap and cupboards that club, the result is a military operation for which the ‘flat packs’ are unprepared.
Created by the extraordinary puppeteers Men of Steel, Hard Rubbish is a life size lounge-room battle where even the most inanimate of household objects will give as good as they get.
Presented by Malthouse Theatre, this new family production will entertain the young and the young at heart, bringing new meaning to the term ‘moving house’.
Puppetry at its most ingenious and disarming…fabulously imaginative The Age
Original Concept: Men Of Steel Director: Ian Pidd Co-creators: Hamish Fletcher, Jared Lewis, Phillip McInnes, Ian Pidd, Tamara Rewse & Sam Routledge Sound & Technical Design: Jared Lewis
Beckett Theatre – Malthouse Theatre – Sturt Street, Southbank
Season: 12 September – 6 October 2013
Bookings: (03) 9685 5111 or online at: www.malthousetheatre.com.au
For more information, visit: www.malthousetheatre.com.au for details.
Image: Photography – Scottie Cameron, Art Direction – Chase & Gallery