• 5 - 7 May 2022

David Finnigan’s Kill Climate Deniers

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts

$24 - $34

Past Event

Presented by Monash Uni Student Theatre (MUST)
Directed by Yvonne Virsik

What would it take to actually stop climate change? Science and recycling? Or perhaps dance music, guns and revolution? A glorious mash up of TED talk and action-farce from award winning playwright David Finnigan.

“Alright Folks, Parliament House is now in lockdown!” As Fleetwood Mac take to the stage in our nation’s capital, armed eco-terrorists storm the building and take the government hostage, threatening to kill them unless Australia ends climate change. Tonight! Now beleaguered Environment Minister Gwen Malkin has no choice but to grab a gun and stand up for her ideals – one terrorist at a time.

From maverick playwright David Finnigan, (2020 Green Room Award-Winner, Writing for Independent Theatre); Kill Climate Deniers has attracted both critical acclaim, winning the 2017 Griffin Award, as well as the ire of Andrew Bolt and a cabal of conservative commentators. MUST is thrilled to present the first full-scale Melbourne production of “one of the most daring and important plays of the decade.” (Pleasance Theatre, UK).

Part action-movie, part documentary, part manic farce and part rave; KCD marries madcap satire with deeply urgent conversations about our future – all accompanied by a pumping techno soundtrack! What would it take to actually stop climate change? Science and recycling? Or perhaps: dance music, guns and revolution?

“Turn the volume all the way up… hold hands tightly, let’s go!” David Finnigan

This production is proudly supported through collaboration with Monash University Performing Arts Centres.  Monash Uni Student Theatre is a department of the Monash Student Association

  • Dates & Times:
    • Thursday 5 May 2022, 7:30pm

    • Friday 6 May 2022, 7:30pm

      This session is Auslan interpreted
    • Saturday 7 May 2022, 2:00pm

    • Saturday 7 May 2022, 7:30pm

  • Standard $34
    Concession $24
    Student $24
    Senior $24
    Groups 8+ $24
    Standard $34
    Concession $24
    Student $24
    Senior $24
    Groups 8+ $24
  • Performance Information

    • Duration: 90 minutes with no interval

    • Venue: Alexander Theatre

    • Accessibility: Auslan

    • Age suitability: Recommended age: 12+

    • Event warnings: Some coarse language and aggressive language; Frequent stylised violence; Some use of strobe/flash lighting and sudden/sustained loud noise; potentially upsetting themes about climate change.

    • Things to note: Some audience interactions.

  • Venue Details

    Alexander Theatre:
    The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
    48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton 3800

    Accessibility Information

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