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Season 2013

Super Discount

// A journey into the realms of heroism and imagination.

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When life gets too difficult, it’s time to create a new superhero. Super Discount is the story of a champion cunningly disguised as a young man, humorously defying an insidious undercurrent as he journeys through the everyday.

Following Back to Back Theatre’s internationally acclaimed Ganesh Versus the Third Reich, comes the company’s next excursion to the limits of theatrical wonder. Super Discount is a riotous spectacle that unleashes multiple realities upon its unsuspecting audience, and inspires them to question the limits of what they know.

This show challenges in unsettling ways our expectations of the theatre and the stories it tries to tell. The question of who is to play Mark’s superhero is resolved in the obvious way and the ending, played by him with lovely bravado and great comic timing, is exhilarating.

- THE AUSTRALIAN

Courageous, confronting, intelligent and magisterially considered theatre.

- THE AGE
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Directed & Devised by / Bruce Gladwin
Devised & Performed by / Mark Deans, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, Brian Tilley & David Woods
Choreography / Antony Hamilton                
Lighting Design / Andrew Livingston 
Sound Design / Marco Cher-Gibard              
Costume Design / Shio Otani 
Sound System Design / Marco Cher-Gibard & Hugh Covill
Set Construction / Mark Cuthbertson           

Dramaturg / Kate Sulan 
Script Consultant / Melissa Reeves              
Stage Manager / Alice Fleming 
Assistant Stage Manager / Caitlin Byrne
Air Engineers / Mark Cuthberston, Alison Harvey, Rhian Hinkley, Bruce Gladwin, Andrew Livingston, Van Locker, Shio Otani

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES 

TTT: TIME TO TALK 
Tuesday, 19 November

AUSLAN INTERPRETED 
6.30pm, Tuesday 26 November

Production partners and supporters

A co-production with Back to Back Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company.

Photography by / Jeff Busby