31 March - 17 April
14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Tightarse Tuesday $15
A new play from multi award-winning theatre renegades The Hayloft Project, Delectable Shelter is a black comedy about white ascendency. It is a no-holds-barred portrait of the privileged, facing the end of the world as they know it.
In a bunker deep within the earth, five white capitalists plan a utopian society. But when their entitlement disappears, our antiheroes declare war against those they fear most, those they had thought were beneath them.
Taking cues from Bertolt Brecht and Bill Hicks, Delectable Shelter lampoons the prejudice ingrained in our prosperous Western society, as it declines from dominance in the 21st century. A grotesque comedy of the not-too-distant future, crammed with sex, opera, fear and bodily fluids.
Since 2007, The Hayloft Project has produced 12 critically-acclaimed shows including Thyestes, The Nest, 3xSisters and Yuri Wells. For Delectable Shelter, they are joined by the Victorian Opera's Anthony Mackey.
"A great ensemble of vocal talent and fantastic physical humour"
"Holds nothing back in its gleeful exposure of just how ridiculous human beings can be"
"Very funny, with enough sting to create a lingering aftertaste"
"I dug the singing and the sexy stuff"
"Remarkable piece of theatrical comedy"
"Where Strangelove finishes, Delectable Shelter begins"
Time Out Melbourne
"Something out of the ordinary and a unique addition to this year’s comedy festival"
"Delectable Shelter is a fantastically delightful experience"