Natalie Yang's career is going up. Or, so she thought. Her semi-autobiographical sex-positive debut novel, Banana Girl, has finally hit the shelves, but it's not quite the best-seller she hoped it would be. The career success of her rival, Lu Lu Jayadi, an award-winning author of clichéd migrant stories, sends Natalie’s confidence spiralling out of control.
Natalie is only one bender away from cracking her next big idea, but it may take a shame spiral in a luxury shopping centre to get there. Her career come-down is about to get very real.
Leticia Cáceres directs this side-splitting comedy on the contradictions of Melburnian multiculturalism, from the fast-paced mind of Hmong-Aussie playwright Michele Lee (winner of the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, for Rice).
"TWISTS IRREVERENT SEX COMEDY AND SARDONIC LITERARY SATIRE INTO A WARTS-AND-ALL TAKE-DOWN"
"BURSTS OFF THE STAGE"
"CATHERINE DAVIES AS NATALIE IS A FIREBALL, SPARKING WITH ENERGY"
"A VIBRANT, LAYERED COMIC EXPLORATION OF STEREOTYPES...HILARIOUS"
PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
A Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company production. Going Downwas originally commissioned by Malthouse Theatre through the support of the Malcolm Robertson Foundation.
Key image: Zan Wimberley
Images: Brett Boardman
Paul Blenheim, Catherine Davies, Josh Price, Naomi Rukavina, Jenny Wu
|SET & COSTUME DESIGN /||
The Sisters Hayes
|AV DESIGN /||
|LIGHTING DESIGN /||
|SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION /||
|DESIGN ASSOCIATE /||
|STAGE MANAGER /||
Lyndie Li Wan Po
Event & ticketing details
Dates & Times
|PREVIEW||8pm, Thu 10 May|
|OPENING NIGHT||8pm, Fri 11 May|
|TIME TO TALK||6.30pm, Tue 22 May|
The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006Get directions
TrainAny train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.
TramThe No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.
90 minutes (no interval)
Adult themes, strong language, haze and nudity.