PLEASE NOTE: The venue address for this event has changed since the program guide was printed. The new address is: Meet at Prahran Station, Cnr Porter and Greville Streets.
This is Doppelgangster's Dr Tom Payne (UK) shooting up venom, and no-one is leaving until we know what it is to die.
This is that warning from that scientist at the start of every disaster film ever.
This is the true, self-documented death of world famous herpetologist Dr Karl Patterson Schmidt.
From the religious ritual of Snake Handling to reptilian myths of genesis and revelation, EVERYBODY LOSES interrogates societal obsessions with eternal youth, eternal life, and the destruction of our planet. Both a glorious spectacle and a grave work; EVERYBODY LOSES engages with themes of climate change and the 6th great extinction; asking, with the unprecedented scientific documentation of the changing planet, and our failure to respond to the symptoms, is it too late to stop the poison?
Also featuring videography from Dr Sam Christie.
Developed with support from Sheffield Hallam University, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, MKA Theatre of New Writing, and Chicago Field Museum.
Warning: Contains moderate coarse language, adult themes(violence, self harm or suicide)
REVIEWS OF THE SHOW: “This, this was Sci-Art: Now everyone else needs to up their game.” A ‘Modern’ Antiquarian “Original and unquestionably effective... gripping and intelligent” Placing the Anthropocene “Impeccably detailed... flawless performance” Ceredigion Herald REVIEWS OF DOPPELGANGSTER: “Wildly experimental and wildly entertaining.” ★★★★ Daily Review “Chaotically funny. Viscerally funny. Dedicated to entertainment and subversion." Jason Blake (Audrey Journal) "Theatrical saboteurs." The Age 'Active, present, high-energy, funny and politically on point... stunningly messy and chaotic.' ★★★★★ The Music