Trouble on Planet Earth
4.5 stars ‘Fresh, slick, modern and so sharp it could have your eye out’
‘Here you’ll find one of the funniest – and smartest – things to ever grace a stage in Adelaide… Great ideas, cheeky subversion, and all in a gloriously fun and accessible package’
A choose-your-own-adventure, this play has 24 possible endings and hundreds of different scenes to get you there, with the audience selecting (by shouty democracy) the correct journey to take.
You wake in a crashed car, a woman with an identity you cannot remember, and a man’s briefcase in the seat beside you. As tonight’s story unfolds (for every night is different) you might end up caught in a film noir romance, in a cold dystopia, in a prison drama, a space romp, a gangster’s shoot-em-up or anywhere besides.
2008 Ruby Award for Innovation
2008 Bank SA Support Act Award
2008 Adelaide International Fringe Festival Award: Best Show Second Week
2008 Oscart Award: Most Innovative Play
4 to 100 performers
Previous seasons: 2F, 3M
A work for teenagers & adults (frequent coarse language/adult themes)
60-120 minutes (innumerable variations of scenes selected and play length)
Fringe Factory, Adelaide International Fringe Festival, Australia
- Commissioned/first produced by The Border Project, 2008
- First directed by Sam Haren