Much Anticipated 'Mad as a Cute Snake' Slithers Into Theatre Works This School Holidays

Published by: Sassy Red PR | 22-Aug-2019
Premiering at Theatre Works as part of the 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival, these September school holidays join the award-winning team that created 'Cut Snake' and 'Superhero Training Academy' on a riotous and joyful new theatrical adventure for the whole family, 'Mad as a Cute Snake'. #MadasaCuteSnakeTW #TheatreWorks
Venue: Theatre Works
Address: 14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Date: 25 September - 5 October, 2019
Time: Times vary - please see booking link
Ticket: $35 Adult, $25 Concession and Under 30s, $18.50 Child and Grps 6+
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Call: (03) 9534 3388
Cardigan Coriander-Turner is a regular superhero who does regular superhero stuff, like using her powers to defeat baddies and wearing her undies on the outside. And she's just been given a mission impossible to save her pet snake, Trix. But one visit to school - aka "The Real World" - is about to change everything. Turns out Cardi's not really a superhero after all. She's just a little girl with zero powers. How's she meant to save the day now??

"'Cut Snake' premiered in 2011 and it toured extensively, including two sold out seasons at Theatre Works.", explains Writer/Director Amelia Evans.

"At the end of that play a child is born called Cardigan Coriander-Turner. On tour we use to joke about how we could make a sequel based on Cardigan's life. At the same time we were also becoming aware of how many works for kids only have male heroes. The joke turned into a fully fledged idea as we decided that Cardigan would be a little girl with a mission impossible. In doing so she would have to redefine what a hero is - and show us all how to do the same in our own lives."

Featuring hilarious clowning, backyard acrobatics and original songs, 'Mad as a Cute Snake' invites little and big kids alike to join Cardigan on an epic adventure from suburban Melbourne to the Daintree Rainforest as she tries to save Trix from certain tragedy. Suitable for children 6+, 'Mad as a Cute Snake' is the latest offering from much lauded Writer/Directors Amelia Evans (Atomic) and Dan Giovannoni (Bambert's Book of Lost Stories), not to be missed.

This project is supported by Australia Council Catalyst, Creative Victoria, Theatre Works and the City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund and amplified by Debbie Dadon as part of Melbourne Fringe's ShowSupport.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - Time Out (Cut Snake)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - Herald Sun (Cut Snake)
★ ★ ★ ★ - The Age (Cut Snake)

Winner: Best Emerging Writers - Melbourne Fringe Festival (Cut Snake)
Nominated: Best Ensemble - Green Room Awards (Cut Snake)
Nominated: Best Writing - Green Room Awards (Cut Snake)

Written and Directed by Amelia Evans and Dan Giovannoni
Performed by Julia Billington, Charles Purcell, Alice Qin and Natesha Somasundaram
Composition and Sound Design by Tom Hogan
Set and Costume Design by Matilda Woodroofe and Hannah Murphy
Lighting Design by Emma Lockhart-Wilson

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