A whip smart love letter to women facing the enormous societal expectations surrounding motherhood, Dirty Pennies Theatre Project presents Sadie Hasler’s hit comedy, Pramkicker, at Theatre Works this December.
Jude has always known she doesn’t want kids. Her sister Susie is unsure if her ovaries are twinging or if she just needs to wee. One day, in a cafe? full of “yummy mummies” – Jude loses the plot and kicks a pram.
Then gets arrested and is sent to anger management. Susie goes along for the ride and uses the opportunity to confess a secret… Pramkicker tells the raucous and irreverent tale of two sisters on opposite ends of their 30’s grappling with the messiness of life, and the massive societal expectations surrounding motherhood.
In a climate where a woman’s right to make choices about her own body remains burningly relevant, Hasler’s hilarious and whip smart play is a bold love letter to women taking ownership of what they want, and what they don’t.
“Sadie Hasler’s fiercely funny, audacious script felt so timely and alive, I was chomping at the bit to get it on,” said Dirty Pennies Artistic Director, Amy May Nunn. “The play’s ability to meaningfully tackle weighty feminist themes while also being gut achingly funny was central to its allure.”
“Ultimately this work is a celebration of choice, and as a woman entering my 30’s, grappling with my own questions about having kids, reading this play made me feel less alone, less crazy and more human.”
Director: Poppy Rowley | Featuring: Anna Burgess, Amy May Nunn | Composer / Sound Design: Kevan Atkins | Lighting Design: Emma Lockhart-Wilson | Fight Choreographer: Felicity Steel | Producer: Danielle Goder
Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Season: 15 – 18 December 2021 (preview: 14 December)
For more information, visit: www.dirtypenniestheatreproject.com for details.
Image: Anna Burgess and Amy May Nunn Feature in Pramkicker – photo by Andrew Bott