Beached

Overview

Synopsis

Arty is living a double life. In his head he is an explorer, a movie star, devilishly handsome. In his real life Arty is a blob, a beached whale, Jabba the Hutt in a housing commission flat. At 400kg and rising, he's a young man literally going nowhere.
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PART OF MTC’s 2013 EDUCATION SEASON

Arty is living a double life. In his head he is an explorer, a movie star, devilishly handsome. In his real life Arty is a blob, a beached whale, Jabba the Hutt in a housing commission flat. At 400kg and rising, he’s a young man literally going nowhere.

With free life-saving surgery up for grabs, Arty and his devoted mum JoJo allow a film crew from Shocking Fat Stories to document his last desperate attempts to lose weight before the operation. Can Arty overcome his failings and live the ordinary life he’s only ever imagined? Will physical transformation be his ticket to personal freedom? Using multimedia and puppetry, Beached is a dark satire about reality TV, love and the person behind the freak.

Cast & Crew

Cast

Fanny Hanusin

Fanny Hanusin

Cast

Damien Sunners

Damien Sunners

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Creative

Director

Creative

Set Designer

Kat Chan

Kat Chan

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Costume Designer

Lisa Mibus

Lisa Mibus

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Lighting Designer

Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan

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Sound Designer

Rebecca Hayes

Rebecca Hayes

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Animator

Anthony Ahern

Anthony Ahern

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Attendance Information

  • Suitable for all ages