The Market is a Wind-Up Toy

The Bloomshed The Market is a Wind-Up Toy AARBorn out of the wintry depths of a suburban backyard shed, contemporary Melbourne theatre group The Bloomshed presents the Melbourne premiere of their latest radical political work, The Market is a Wind-Up Toy at Theatre Works this October 2018.

It’s the end of the world sale – all things reduced to clear – time to take stock of what we have and flog it till it stops breathing. The market has collapsed, leading economists are jumping out of skyscraper windows, the golden bull has been put down. Arvid Flatpack has to fix it. Watch him journey down to the darkest recesses of hell to recurrent the only system that works: the free market.

Emerging writer and theatre maker James Jackson, in collaboration with Bloomshed regulars Lindsay Templeton, Justin Gardam and John Collopy, are taking inspiration from Dante, Virilio and Crawford and turning it into a critique of techno-utopianism.

The Bloomshed aims to create cutting edge, political theatre. Reinvigorating classic texts through a combination of new writing and devising, The Market is a Wind-Up Toy is the company’s latest attempt to make something new by cannibalising the old.

Director / Writer: James Jackson Featuring: Liv Bishop, Edan Goodall, James Malcher, Sam Nix, Emily O’Connor, Imogen Walsh Dramaturg / Writer: Lindsay Templeton Lighting Design: John Collopy Composer / Sound Design: Justin Gardam

The Market is a Wind-Up Toy
Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Season continues to 28 October 2018

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Image: The Market is a Wind-Up Toy – photo by Seiya Taguchi