The Market Is A Wind-up Toy – the latest radical political work from The Bloomshed, creators of ‘The Nose’ (Winner, Festival Director’s Award, Sydney Fringe 2017).
It’s the end of the world sale – all things reduced to clear – time to take stock of what we have and flog it till it stops breathing. The market has collapsed, leading economists are jumping out of skyscraper windows, the golden bull has been put down. Arvid Flatpack has to fix it. Watch him journey down to the darkest recesses of hell to resurrect the only system that works – the free market.
Born out of the wintry depths of a suburban backyard shed, contemporary Melbourne theatre group The Bloomshed bring their latest work to Theatre Works. Emerging writer and theatre maker, James Jackson, in collaboration with the Bloomshed, is taking inspiration from Dante and turning it into a critique of the free market.
The Bloomshed creates cutting edge, political theatre. Reinvigorating classic texts through a combination of new writing and devising, The Market Is A Wind-up Toy is the company’s latest attempt to make something new by cannibalising the old.
Warning: Contains strobe lighting, strong coarse language, both sudden and sustained loud noises
”Political theatre dredged from the crisis of late capitalism...” — The Age
"An unapologetically raucous night spent skewering the economic status quo." — Audrey Journal
"A truly brilliant night of theater for those filled to the brim with a loathing for capitalist nonsense but nowhere to take our frustrations" — Lisa Thatcher Review
“The Bloomshed have established themselves firmly as experts in reanimating older texts, bastardising classic texts to create cutting edge, political contemporary theatre.” — Theatre People