Everyone loves a good sledging. Critic Kenneth Tynan once said of an actor that ‘it would be easier to strike sparks off a rubber dinghy than Sir Ralph.’ Film critic Roger Ebert’s scathing reviews are so beloved that his most popular have been collected into a series of books: I Hated, Hated, Hated, HATED This Movie; Your Movie Sucks; and A Horrible Experience of Unendurable Length.

The first rule of making art is don’t respond to your critics. But in Wild Bore three masters of smart, spiky, political comedy delve into the torrent of critical fury that has been aimed at baffling, misunderstood and downright awful works of art (including their own). They are superstars in their own right, but Zoë Coombs Marr (winner of the Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for Trigger Warning), Ursula Martinez (UK) and Adrienne Truscott (US) now team up for the first time to prove they too are not afraid to talk out of their arses.

"THREE COMEDIANS AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME DELIVER A META EXPLORATION OF CRITICISM AND PERFORMANCE THAT IS TRULY, OUTRAGEOUSLY FUNNY"
— The Guardian
"BITING AND SOMETIMES HILARIOUS PIECE OF META-THEATRE"
— Time Out

Key image: Maria Baranova
Images: Tim Grey 

CREATED & PERFORMED BY /

Zoë Coombs Marr, Ursula Martinez & Adrienne Truscott

SET & COSTUME DESIGN /

Danielle Brustman

LIGHTING DESIGN / 

Richard Vabre

SOUND DESIGN /

Raya Slavin

STAGE MANAGER / 

Harriet Gregory

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

PREVIEW 8pm, Wed 17 May
OPENING NIGHT 8pm, Thu 18 May
TIME TO TALK 7pm, Tue 23 May
MONASH MEETS MALTHOUSE 5pm, Sat 27 May

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.

Event notes

DURATION /

90 minutes (no interval)

WARNINGS /

Contains strobe lighting, excessive nudity, scatological moments, coarse language and irreverent humour. You will probably be offended…especially if you are a critic.