Playthings

Homework, hormones, and homicide

Lucy and Arnold are 13.
She listens to the Smashing Pumpkins and he’s just discovered Queen.
He’s a bit sensitive and she loves The Simpsons – you know, before it got shit.
This week, he has an English assignment due. And she’s planning on killing her stepdad.

From the award-winning Second Chance Theatre (Laika: A Staged Radio Play), Playthings is an unflinching portrayal of violence, trauma, and abuse in Australian suburbia. A mash-up of Donnie Darko and late-night viewings of RAGE that takes you back to your teenage years in an ode to being young, dumb, and angry.

★★★★★ – Gutter Culture
★★★★☆ –  Theatre People
★★★★ – Isolated Nation
★★★★ – Mystery Case
Winner: Member’s Choice Award (Blue Room Theatre Awards)
Winner: Best Supporting Actor – St John Cowcher (PAWA Awards)
Nominated: Best Production (Blue Room Theatre Awards)
Nominated: Best Performance – Dan Buckle (Blue Room Theatre Awards)
Nominated: Best Lead Actor – Dan Buckle (PAWA Awards)
Nominated: Best Independent Director (PAWA Awards)
Nominated: Best New Writing (Blue Room Theatre Awards)
Nominated: Best Host (Blue Room Theatre Awards)
Presented by The Blue Room Theatre & Second Chance Theatre
Premiere season: 5-23 Nov, 2019
Writer, Director & Lighting Designer: Scott McArdle | Producer: Erin Lockyer | Starring: Courtney Henri, Daniel Buckle, Siobhan Dow-Hall, and St John Cowcher | Sound Designer/Composer/Electronic Music Producer: Rebecca Riggs-Bennett | Designer: Sara Chirichilli | Video Design: George Ashforth| Stage Manager: Georgia Smith | Dramaturg: Alexa Taylor| Publicity: Alicia Gould | Sound Mentor: Rachael Dease

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