‘Astroman is Australian comedy with such vividness and warmth and poignancy, it should appeal to everybody.’
About the play
Step back in time to the 80s. Gary Ablett has just signed with Geelong. Cyndi Lauper blares through the stereo. And for gifted young teenager, Jimmy Djalu, the local video arcade is the place to be over summer. His mum knows better than anyone that Jimmy is a special kid with the world at his feet, but will he ever find the courage to reach for the stars?
Directed by Helpmann Award-winning director Sarah Goodes (The Children, A Doll’s House, Part 2), Astroman is playwright Albert Belz’s irresistibly funny and heart-warming tale of family and friendship. Starring Elaine Crombie (Black Comedy), Nicholas Denton (Wild), Kamil Ellis (Macbeth), Tahlee Fereday (Fallen), Tony Nikolakopoulos (Wentworth) and Calen Tassone (Red Dog) with Tony Briggs (The Sapphires) as Associate Director, this world premiere is the ultimate love letter to the 80s.
|Performance Type||Performance Date(s)|
|Audio Described||Tuesday 20 November at 6.30pm
Saturday 24 November at 4pm
|Tactile Tour||At 3pm prior to the Saturday 24 November 4pm performance.|
|Thursday 22 November at 8pm|
Natalie Djalu / Mrs Taylor
Set & Costume Designer
Composer & Sound Designer
Associate Sound Designer
Designing the 80s
Set and Costume Designer Jonathon Oxlade delves into his personal history to remember and reimagine life in 1980s Geelong.
Learn more about Astroman in the production programme, which can be purchased at the theatre for $2 or downloaded for free online.
Sarah Goodes and Tony Briggs discuss Astroman
Director Sarah Goodes and Associate Director Tony Briggs discuss the world premiere production of Astroman
Playwright Albert Belz on Astroman
Albert Belz tells us about his love for the 80s, the town of Geelong, and his attraction to characters who live on the fringes of society.