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Lifestyle of the Richard and Family

Harriet Gillies

9–12 May, 7.45pm
12–13 May, 2pm
The Stables, Meat Market
$28 / $23
Green Tickets 9 May


    Auslan-interpreted performance 13 May 2pm

Dinner party drama turns tech-rave apocalypse.

David Jones values a full-time job and a gym membership, and is having an affair with Clare Martin. Maree prefers to do her shopping online and has a drinking problem. Jimmy has just returned from the other side. Sarah is a mute teen goth who likes welding. This performance will start in a living room and end in the deepest reaches of the black hole that is the internet. #yolo

This poetically absurd modern drama takes our most familiar truths and our most popular aspirations to a level of strangeness beyond comprehension – a point of no return. Gillies leads a team of stellar performers through an algorithm to understand the increasing role predictive technologies play in our day-to-day lives.

Devised and Director
Harriet Gillies
Harriet Gorden-Anderson, Megan Holloway, Eugene Choi
David Harrison and Marcus Whale
Tyler Hawkins
Roslyn Helper in collaboration with Swiftkey Note
Assistant Director
Jadzea Allen
Lighting Design and Sound
Jai Leeworthy
Tech Consultants
re:group (Carly Young and Solomon Thomas)
Jack Toohey

Content warning: contains explicit content, references to drugs and violence, nudity, coarse language, haze, smoke and strobe effects.

Lifestyle of the Richard and Family has been assisted by Melbourne Knowledge Week and Create NSW.