It’s not what’s on the bib that matters, it’s who’s underneath it.
Nails Must Be Kept Short: The Warmup is the premiere showcase of music from a brand-new Australian musical by Sophie Davis and Laura McDonald, with music by Harry Collins.
This cutting-edge comedy satirises the homophobic ideologies often present in religious institutions through the guise of a netball cult.
Worlds collide when The Untouchaballs, a queer social team, get promoted to the big time - an elite league in Sydney's North Shore. The league's golden girl, Bec, finds herself at a crossroads when the new players shake up the strict culture of the netball scene. As things heat up, both on and off the court, Bec must confront some uncomfortable truths. Can she take the heat? Will she be able to respect the 'no contact' rule when a new player in the opposition catches her eye?
Meanwhile, the queer players are on a ride of their own, thrust into a world that doesn’t accept them. The pressure is on as the desire to belong turns a great sporting opportunity into a nightmare.
With a banging repertoire of contemporary rock-pop numbers, Nails Must Be Kept Short uses music and humour to dismantle the dangerous effects of oppressive ideologies. It's a chaotic, outrageous and unforgettable celebration of being exactly who you are.
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Proudly supported by Inner West Council. Developed through Fruit Box Theatre’s RIPE Development Program and presented during Sydney WorldPride.
CAST & CREATIVES
Writers + Directors Soph Davis and Laura McDonald
Composer Harry Collins
Music Director Zara Stanton
Producer Sarah Carroll
Executive Producers Madeleine Gandhi and Sean Landis
Designer Isobel Sanby
Dramaturg Rowan Brunt
AV Matthew Miceli Photography
Maddison Katelin Koprivec
Bec Cypriana Singh
Crofty Addy Robertson
Allegra Madeleine Wighton
Jay Marissa Saroca
Magda/Swing Sinead Cristaudo
Delilah Kayla-Rose De Sousa
Conrad Jack Francis West
Swing Laurie-Ann Wooley
Special Thanks Em Small, Emily Henderson, Millsya Theda and Centennial Parklands