Elbow Room premiere latest work as a part of the 2017 Darebin Arts Speakeasy Season

Sassy Red PR | 29-Jun-2017
Running from the 16th to the 26th of August as a part of the 2017 Darebin Arts Speakeasy season, Elbow Room bring Melbourne audiences their highly anticipated new show. #ERNiche #ElbowRoom
Venue: Northcote Town Hall, Main Hall
Address: 189 High St, Northcote
Date: 16 - 24 August, 2017
Time: Wed - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 6:30pm
Ticket: $33 Full, $28 Concession and Grps 4+, $25 Preview
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EMail: elbowroomproductions@gmail.com
Call: 03 9481 9500
Niche Photographer: Sally Flegg Graphic Design: Sean Dowling Subject: Eryn Jean Norvill
Powered by a pumping original soundtrack from Steve Toulmin and Marcel Dorney, directed by Nic Holas and created and performed by Eryn Jean Norvill and Emily Tomlins (a tiny chorus), 'Niche' is a surreal, irreverent, and deeply affecting story about what we really want from celebrity in the digital age.

'Niche' takes us in into the world of its namesake, a famous pop star whose celebrity stems from hit songs about her life. Desiring to achieve the ultimate domination with her stardom, her management hires Jodee - an epidemiologist who knows about dangerous viruses - to help her. As the lives of these two women collide, each is drawn deeper into the web of this dangerous ruse. In a world for competing egos are we in a race to the bottom or the top? Belonging is everything. Replication is more.

"The idea for 'Niche' has been growing and evolving between Eryn Jean and myself for years. We create in a number of different ways. Most of the time we make each other laugh, often we challenge each other, sometimes we surprise each other and ourselves, but it's always a joy." explains Co-Artistic Director Emily Tomlins.

"Every time Elbow Room creates a new work, we hope it will be different to the last. There"s so much to explore in the world, why would we stay in one place? This will truly be a collaboration with our whole creative team, and we're lucky to work with some new collaborators including our Director, Nic Holas, who brings a deep knowledge of pop music and popular culture to the mix. The music of Niche is all totally original. The styles are all inspired by contemporary popular music, and they promise to be bangers."

Forming in Melbourne in 2008, Elbow Room are widely recognised for their distinctive combination of intellectual curiosity and performative wit. Works such as 'We Get It', 'After All This', 'The Motion of Light in Water' and 'Prehistoric' have garnered multiple awards (including Green Room wins for writing, directing and ensemble performance), critical acclaim, sell-out seasons in several cities, and multiple re-presentations by festivals around Australia.

"It's political theatre at its best." - Alison Croggon, ABC

★★★★ "Elbow Room are still the country"s best advocates for a theatre of ideas and imagination." - Daily Review

Co-creator/performer: Eryn Jean Norvill ~ Co-creator/performer: Emily Tomlins ~ Director: Nic Holas ~ Sound Designer/Composer: Steve Toulmin ~ Sound Designer/Dramaturg: Marcel Dorney ~ Lighting Designer: Amelia Lever-Davidson ~ Costume Designer: Emily Collett ~ Set Designer: Owen Phillips ~ Choreographer: Helen Duncan ~ Production Manager: Bindi Green ~ Producer: Samantha Butterworth

'Niche' is proudly presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy. This project has also been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and the Myer Foundation.

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