Devised and performed by Alison Bennett, Directed by Shy Magsalin, Music composed by Maria Alfonsine.
Join Aunty Jude on a journey from heartbreak to doing ‘whatever the hell she wants’ as she smashes down other people's expectations in an outrageous midlife debutante ball. A mix of clown, cabaret and the grotesque.
About the artist Alison Bennett holds a Bachelor Performing Arts (Drama) from Monash University and trained at the Lecoq Internationale School of Theatre in Paris. She is currently the Program Manager for Adult Learning at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney (NIDA). At NIDA she is also a tutor on the BFA (Acting ) program teaching comedy, grotesquerie and clowning.
Alison has recently collaborated with the Sydney Opera House/Sydney Festival/Spiral (Japan) on Join the Dots, a cross cultural digital drawing and performance project. She has performed The Magic Hat (Casula Power House), TROUPE (commissioned by Bestival Music Festival UK), Roadkill Confidential (Lies,Lies & Propaganda) & This is Not Mills & Boon (Glorious Theating Theatre Co), and recently appeared in Zelos (Painted Gate Pictures) and The Lonely Hearts Variety Hour (Platon Theodoris). She has directed and produced TRADE, Roomba Nation, The Seagull and Frenzy for Two. She recently directed 'The Duck Pond' by Tabitha Woo and co-produced 'Our Blood Runs in the Street' for Chopt Logic. She is currently re-developing Roomba Nation as part of her creative practise Honours program at UNSW.
We consider the health and safety of our audiences, artists and staff our highest priority. In response to Covid-19, we ask you to:
Stay home if you feel unwell (no cancellation fees apply).
Maintain physical distancing of 1.5ms from others.
Sanitise your hands and register your attendance on entry.
Switch the CovidSafe app to “flight mode” with Bluetooth activated.
When shown your allocated seat, stay in your allocated seat.
At the end of the show, leave the venue when instructed by staff.
What we are doing to ensure you are Covid-Safe at The Flying Nun:
Capping our audience at 50 people per show.
Ensuring that artists and staff are well before they start work.
Sanitising all furniture and touchpoints prior to each opening.
Reducing the size of our foyer bar to deter loitering.
Reconfiguring our venue to manage physical distancing.
Ensuring a 1.5m distance between stage and the audience.
You can request a copy of our Covid-Safe Plan is available for review via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org