17 - 22 September
presented by DOPPELGANGSTER
From the team behind the subversive smash Puntila/Matti, EVERYBODY LOSES is a performance of a death by snake bite. In this solo performance by Welsh company Doppelgangster Dr Tom Payne informs his audience that phone signals have been blocked, the doors locked, he’s shooting up venom and nobody is leaving until he knows what it is to die.
Arriving in Sydney after a tour that has included Paris, London, Singapore and Madrid, before heading off to Athens, EVERYBODY LOSES is a 'glorious spectacle and a grave work". Drawing on the true, self-documented death of world famous herpetologist Dr Karl Patterson Schmidt, death diaries, Southern-style snake handling and the warnings of that one scientist at the start of every disaster film ever, EVERYBODY LOSES asks - "Is it too late to stop the poison?"
Come meet the Northern Hemisphere partner of Melbourne’s MKA: Theatre of New Writing [ Puntila / Matti at KXT in 2017, Being Dead (Don Quixote) at KXT in 2018 ]
Performance DR TOM PAYNE
Writing + Direction + Scenography TOBIAS MANDERSON GALVIN & DR TOM PAYNE
Music MARIA MOLES and ADAM HALLIWELL
Videography DR SAM CHRISTIE
Promotional Photography WILSON LIEW