A supermarket runs out of bananas. A senior citizen stages a radical protest. A group of friends stumble across a whale trying to beach itself. A flower sees plastic for the first time.

A kaleidoscope of absurd and poignant vignettes, ATOMIC explores the power of humans to change the world – knowingly and unknowingly, for better or worse.

Alice Qin, Bernard Sam and Clarisse Bonello are directed by Sapidah Kian, Malthouse Theatre's Director in Residence 2017/18, in this new piece of Australian writing playing for one night only. 

ABOUT THE WRITER

Amelia Chandos Evans is a NIDA-trained playwright and dramaturg making work for adults and young audiences. Recent plays include TRAPS: A Romantic Comedy for the Modern Sociopath (One Word), Lyrebird (TRS), and The Saturated World (Melbourne Fringe). Amelia co-wrote THE MYTH PROJECT: TWIN (Arthur/MTC NEON), Waltzing Wooloomooloo: The Tale of Frankie Jones (Arthur), and the award-winning play for young people CUT SNAKE (Arthur, Theatreworks/TRS/Brisbane Festival/Critical Stages). As dramaturg she has worked on; Voices of Joan of Arc (Next Wave), The Sea Project (Arthur, Griffin Theatre), Wrecking (TRS), Dirtyland (Arthur, The Spare Room) and Private View (NIDA, Theatreworks). Upcoming projects include Mad as a Cute Snake, the sequel to CUT SNAKE, for 5 to 9 year olds.

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

The Suitcase Series is supported by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development; and receives generous assistance from the Betty Amsden Foundation and individual Malthouse Muse donors.

Images: Tim Grey 

Partners

WRITTEN BY / 

Amelia Chandos Evans

DIRECTION / 

Sapidah Kian

CAST /

Clarisse Bonello, Alice Qin, Bernard Sam

LIGHTING DESIGN /

Katie Sfetkidis

SET & COSTUME DESIGN / 

Eugyeene Teh

SOUND DESIGN / 

Chris Wenn

STAGE MANAGER / 

Claire Shepherd

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

IN-THEATRE DAYS / 23 – 25, 28 – 31 Oct

Location

Beckett Theatre

The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions

Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The 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.