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  • WHEN /

    15 Apr - 8 May 

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

Season 2011

Porn.Cake

// Everybody wants a piece.

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  • WHEN /

    15 Apr - 8 May 

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

What do Jamie Oliver, naturopathy, hiccups and the evolution of thumbs have in common? More than you'd think - and not all of it safe for consumption. With Porn.Cake the modern sex comedy is turned on its head and the curious nature of our indulgences and obsessions given an enticingly extra twist.

Two Gen X couples sit down at a table for some cake, but from the outset distractions, misunderstandings and contradictory desires put a kitchen knife through any chance at pleasantries. Add fairies at the bottom of the garden, stir through some road rage and binge drinking, sprinkle with perverse nostalgia and serve hot…

Witty beyond her years, and with an eye to the wise and ear for the wise-crack, Vanessa Bates is that most special of playwrights: unsparing but never cynical, coolly observant and playfully mischievous. In Porn.Cake she has concocted a deceptively layered confection in which the voracious appetites of our everyday lives are put on trial.

★★★★ ½ 'Malthouse Theatre has delivered an exquisite production... Funny, disturbing and utterly in tune with the zeitgeist, Porn.Cake is a bold step forward in contemporary theatre.'

- THE AGE

'Pamela Rabe is one of Australia's best-known and most instantly recognisable stage actors… She is a mistress of comedy whose sense of timing and nuance are gasp-making. And, it seems, she can interpret those skills through others when she's not on stage.'

-STAGE NOISE
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By / Vanessa Bates
Director / Pamela Rabe
Set & Costume Designer / Christina Smith
Lighting Designer / Rachel Burke
Sound Designer / Darrin Verhagen
Cast Includes / Luke Elliot, Travis McMahon, Christen O'Leary

Key image photography / Garth Oriander