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David Williamson's new football satire tours Australia

BY HIT Productions | 30-Apr-2014
AFL player. Brownlow medallist. Cross dresser. Managing Carmen, the newest football comedy by Australia's greatest playwright, is set to tour the nation from May.
David Williamson's Managing Carmen. Touring Australia from May 2014.

Sports Manager Rohan Swift needs to uncover what is troubling his star player. Brent Lyall is at the top of his game and should be on top of the world: captain of the most powerful football club in Australia, he has two medals and a beautiful girlfriend on his arm; but something is holding him back from being the charismatic hero the public and his sponsors expect. Brent hides a secret obsession that will rock the nation. Off the field, Brent prefers a pair of Manolo Blahniks to footy boots… plus his alter ego ‘Carmen’ is about to go public. With millions at stake from endorsement deals, ruthless Rohan will do anything to stop sleazy tabloid predator Max Upfield from exposing Brent’s private fetish to the fickle football-fanatic public.

Acclaimed Australian playwright and National Living Treasure David Williamson delivers another hilarious football story – this time, with a twist. In spectacular form, Managing Carmen takes a satirical look at the characters behind the nation’s favourite sport. “Laugh-out-loud funny all the while holding up a mirror to society. A hilarious satirical morality tale about what society prizes the most about a human being.” - Aussie Theatre For full tour dates, click here: http://hitproductions.com.au/CAR2014.htm AUTHOR - David Williamson PRODUCER - Christine Harris & HIT Productions DIRECTOR - Denis Moore CAST - Jamieson Caldwell, Brandon Burke, Hannah Norris, Trent Baker and Annie Last MORE INFORMATION: www.facebook.com/ManagingCarmen This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding bodies and advisory body. Managing Carmen is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria