'Back to Back seamlessly, ruthlessly, challenge and unsettle the ways audiences read the veracity—or virtuosity—of the performers'
The Conversation
'Pure, open-hearted, complex and breathtaking'
Sydney Morning Herald (For Back to Back Theatre's 'Small Metal Objects')
'A vital sense-sharpening tonic for theatregoers who feel they’ve seen it all'
New York Times (for Back to Back Theatre's 'Ganesh Versus the Third Reich')

Welcome to the workplace at the end of the world.

At a time like this, in a placeless warehouse, three employees approach a possibly futile task. Struggling to work together, they grapple with questions of inclusion and equity. They are forced to test the limits of their bodies, their cooperation, and their capacity to care. Civility slips, bad behaviour escalates, and reality distorts. Who will be the scapegoat?

MULTIPLE BAD THINGS is theatre. It is not real. But in a world where self-righteously indignant voices so often drown out the most disenfranchised and vulnerable, this theatre sometimes feels real.

 

Back to Back Theatre is a global leader for challenging the assumptions of what is possible on the stage, and in ourselves. For over 30 years, their ensemble of performers has created epic and arresting theatre that weaves together the personal, political, and cosmic.

Known for groundbreaking productions that tour the world—Ganesh Versus The Third Reich, Small Metal ObjectsMULTIPLE BAD THINGS is their latest. 

 

Back to Back Theatre

Malthouse Theatre presents Back to Back Theatre’s MULTIPLE BAD THINGS. MULTIPLE BAD THINGS has been co-commissioned by Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), The Keir Foundation, The Anthony Costa Foundation, Geelong Arts Centre and Back to Back Theatre’s New Work Donor Circle, with development support from Festival d’Automn (Paris), Une Parkinson Foundation, Sidney Myer Fund and Give Where You Live. 

Back to Back Theatre is supported by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and the City of Greater Geelong.


Key Image: Jeff Busby

DEVISORS /

Bron Batten, Breanna Deleo, Natasha Jynel, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Ben Oakes, Scott Price, Tamara Searle, Ingrid Voorendt

DIRECTORS /

Tamara Searle, Ingrid Voorendt

CAST /

Bron Batten, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price

COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER /

Zoë Barry

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER /

Anna Cordingley

LIGHTING DESIGNER /

Richard Vabre

AV DESIGNER /

Rhian Hinkley

HELPLINE VOICEOVER /

Rachel Griffiths

SCRIPT CONSULTANT /

Melissa Reeves

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT /

Michael Chan, Mark Deans, Alana Hoggart, Francesca Neri, Tamika Simpson

SET CONSTRUCTION /

Kinetic Sets

SCREEN CONSTRUCTION /

Reveal Productions

SCENIC ART /

Patrick Jones

STAGE MANAGER /

Alana Hoggart

PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE /

Jordi Edwards

SOUND ENGINEER /

Peter Monks

Event & ticketing details

Performance Times

OPENING NIGHT /
7.30pm, Wed 29 May
IN SEASON /
6.30pm, Tue — Wed
7.30pm, Thu — Sat
2pm, Sat 8 Jun
5pm, Sundays
TIME TO TALK /
6.30pm a, Tue 4 Jun

Duration

60 minutes

Content notes

Please check back closer to the time of performance for an updated list of potentially sensitive content. 

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