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Gravity Guts

Sophia Simmons' smart and funny award-winning play about growing up, the universe and everything

The award-winning play about growing up, the universe and everything – presented by Company of Rogues as part of The Sydney Fringe.

Meet Sophia. She’s into science, sci-fi and Sigourney Weaver. She’s not sure why, but at least it’s something she can talk to her dad about, even when he’s a bottle in. She’s trying to understand a lot – growing up, her dad, and the complexities of the universe. She reckons she’ll need all three to become an astronaut.

That, and serious rubix cube skills.

Gravity Guts is a joyful and delicately woven story that attempts to explore the big ideas that have eluded womankind since the beginning of the universe: like what exactly is a quasar? What happens inside a black hole?

How do you find your voice in a vacuum?

Featuring TV’s Emily McKnight (Jay’s Jungle, Black Comedy, Emily Who?) and a stunning 11-piece all-female vocal ensemble soundscape directed by Erica Lovell. This award-winning blend of autobiography, creative nonfiction and comedy tells the story of a girl who just wants to break free from her father’s orbit, but first she’ll need to build up the guts.

WINNER 2018 Pioneer Playwright Award
“Has you feeling, laughing, and wanting more.” Weekend Notes
“An extraordinary, deeply affecting meditation on the space between hearts and minds” Barefoot Review

Playwright – Sophia Simmons
Director – Erica Lovell
Assistant Director – Emily McKnight
Producer – Robbi James
Associate Producer – Talia Meyerowitz-Katz
Featuring Emily McKnight, Annaliese Apps, Naomi Belet, Juliette Coates, Natalie Foti, Mikaela Franco, Angella Gachomo, Lisa Hanssens, Monica Kumar, Jessica Loeb, Cassady Maddox, Lisa Robinson



Every day, 7.45pm to 8.45pm

Tuesday 10 September to Saturday 14 September 2019


Adult: $30.61
Concession: $25.51
Playwave Members: $18.41

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