World Problems Tour

24 May — 7 June 2024

Regional Tour

World Problems is both comical and terrifying, gripping and cathartic. A solo time capsule catapulting across the ages, it seamlessly merges the most private and intimate reflections with a world-spanning perspective.

Approx. 1 hour with no interval

Contact your local Arts Centre to book

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‘At once reflective and genuine.’

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ABOUT THE SHOW

A woman summons up her childhood with an intensity so visceral it seems to be playing out in front of us. But as her memories draw closer to the present, the space between the personal and the speculative grows ever more blurry. Where do you end, and everything else begins?

An elegy for the future we’re yet to inherit, World Problems is both comical and terrifying, gripping and cathartic. A solo time capsule catapulting across the ages, it seamlessly merges the most private and intimate reflections with a world-spanning perspective.

Theatre maker Emma Mary Hall has cemented a reputation for herself as one of the most astute and insightful observers of the shape of things to come, blending a poetic sensibility with rigorous attention to global and historical matters.

Performed with vivid physicality by Carly Sheppard, directed by Cassandra Fumi (Associate Director, A Very Jewish Christmas Carol) and designed by Dann Barber (Bloom), World Problems trains a microscope on one soul to chart the future of all humanity.

 


TOUR DATES

Contact your local arts centre below for more information or to book: 

 

Founders Theatre, Caro Convention Centre
Friday 24 May, 11am
03 5327 6096

Mildura Arts Centre
Tuesday 28 May, 11am
03 5018 8330

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
Thursday 30 May, 11am
03 5434 6100

The Potato Shed, Drysdale
Wednesday 5 June, 1pm & 7pm
03 5251 1998

Gippsland Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon
Friday 7 June, 1pm
03 5176 3333

 

Supported by Linda Herd and Melbourne Theatre Company's Education Giving Circle donors

Artwork for Carly Sheppard

Carly Sheppard

Artwork for Emma Mary Hall

Emma Mary Hall

Writer

Artwork for Cassandra Fumi

Cassandra Fumi

Director

Artwork for Dann Barber

Dann Barber

Set & Costume Designer

Artwork for Harrie Hogan

Harrie Hogan

Lighting Designer

Artwork for Rachel Lewindon

Rachel Lewindon

Composer & Sound Designer