It’s tough to compete with a slender, blonde Scandinavian!
The furniture gets furious in this new show for the whole family from the award-winning Men of Steel. Soon to be replaced by Swedish flat-packs armed with allen keys, a pile of unloved old furniture learns it’s destined for the council tip. As the hour of their removal approaches, the hard rubbish comes out swinging against their Nordic counterparts. With wrestling armchairs and pirate toilets, this will be a battle for the ages!
Bringing new meaning to the term ‘moving house’, these wildly inventive object puppeteers will have the young, and young at heart, rethinking the most ordinary household objects.
A tale of reusing and recycling, Hard Rubbish playfully questions our 21st Century habit of acquiring shiny new item after the latest toy. With a little creativity there might be more life in our old goods yet!
Bring the kids! Suitable for ages 5 to 105.
Tickets from $20. Family pass $120.
Read the program
Watch the trailer
Watch ‘How to Make a Plastic Bag Puppet‘
Magnify Your Experience
Saturday 21 September, Thursday 26 September & Thursday 3 October
Specifically for families, an adventure in recycling, mash-ups and lively chaos in and around The Malthouse.
TTT: Time to Talk
Wednesday 25 September, following the 11am performance of Hard Rubbish.
In the Press
Herald Sun (4 stars)
The Age (4 stars)
The Guardian (4 stars)
Malthouse Theatre, Strut & Fret and Men of Steel present
Original Concept Men of Steel
Created by Hamish Fletcher, Jared Lewis, Phillip McInnes, Ian Pidd, Tamara Rewse, Sam Routledge, Malia Walsh
Photography: Scottie Cameron, Art Direction: Chase & Galley
Run Time approx. 60 minutes
The 2013 Company in Residence, Men of Steel, is supported by The Danielle & Daniel Besen Foundation.