Super Discount

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Education

Suitable For: Years 9 to VCE

Best fit: Year 9-10

Curriculum Prompts: VCE Drama and Theatre Studies; Drama; Media Studies; Civics and Citizenship

Themes and Motifs: Comics; Superheroes; Ensemble performance; Translation, adaption and recontextualisation

Language: A theatre performance in English.

Warnings: Nothing yet, but this is a new work so things may change.

Media

Download the Season 2013 Media Release or contact Media Manager Maria O’Dwyer.

Super Discount

13 November - 1 December
Merlyn Theatre
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A journey into the realms of heroism and imagination.

When life gets too difficult, it’s time to create a new superhero. Super Discount is the story of a champion cunningly disguised as a young man, humorously defying the insidious undercurrents of daily life.

Following Back to Back Theatre’s internationally acclaimed Ganesh Versus the Third Reich, comes the company’s next excursion to the limits of theatrical wonder. Super Discount is a provocative new work that dares you to think about what it means to be different, questions our idea of heroism and, of course, helps you unearth your own superpowers.*

*not guaranteed with all ticket purchases

Read the Super Discount Program

Read a Q&A with Super Discount choreographer Antony Hamilton

Running time: 60 mins

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In the Press

Reviews
artsHub (4 stars)
The Australian 
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Guardian

Short doco on ABC Arts
Article in The Australian

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Credits

Back to Back Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company & Malthouse Theatre present
SUPER DISCOUNT

Directed & Devised by Bruce Gladwin
Devised by Back to Back Theatre ensemble members Mark Deans, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, Brian Tilley and David Woods
Lighting Design Andrew Livingston
Costume Design Shio Otani 

Photography: Jeff Busby

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Magnify Your Experience

 Superhero Soirée
Saturday 30 November
An end-of-year soirée for all Malthouse Theatre superheroes in 2013.

TTT: Time to Talk
Tuesday 19 November, following the 6.30pm performance of Super Discount.

 Audio Description +  Auslan Interpretation
Tuesday 26 November, 6.30pm

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... courageous, confronting, intelligent and magisterially considered theatre.
— The Age
This show challenges, in unsettling ways, our expectations
— The Australian