The Venue

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Written by Christine Tammer & Annie Drum, The Venue is a cabaret exploring poker machine addiction in contemporary Australian society.

Brought into the garish nether-world of The venue, the audience are witness to a battle of wills between individuals and their addiction. The performance follows the journey of Larry, Teresa, Wendy and Jess, to its most tragic end, over a single day inside the venue.

The master of the venue is The Machine – a vaudevillian villain who embodies the temptations and deception of gambling. He is unwillingly assisted in his treachery by the staff of the venue – whose group performance takes inspiration from the Ancient Greek chorus.

Two performance opportunities have been identified for 2018: White Night in March, and Ballarat Cabaret Festival in October.