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Darby James and Quiet RIOT present

Darby James Little Squirt

Darby James and Quiet RIOT present

Darby James Little Squirt

Little Squirt is the award-winning comedy cabaret about the process of sperm donation, featuring all original songs by musical comedian, Darby James. After clicking a Facebook ad in Melbourne’s final lockdown, Darby sets sail across the seas of queer existential mayhem. He explores the absurdities of clinical procreation and considers his choices of potential future parenthood.

In the midst of this hilarious and heartfelt adventure through genetic questionnaires, medical screening and psychological evaluations, Darby finds himself as a sea man stranded in moral purgatory, faced with the unanswerable question: should we be having children?

Winner of Best Cabaret and the Edinburgh Touring Award at Melbourne Fringe 2023 and nominated for six Green Room Awards, Little Squirt (previously Spunk Daddy) is written and performed by Darby James with direction and dramaturgy by Casey Gould (A Lovely Day To Be Online). Set and Costume is by Betty Auhl.

“A jewel, a beautiful, poetic deep work.” Melbourne Fringe Judge

'A major talent on the ascent.' ★★★★★Theatre Matters

'A moving experience that is not going to be forgotten by anyone who watches it.' ★★★★★ Lilithia Reviews

'A brilliant piece of cabaret, offered with love.' Theatre Travels

'A witty script and an exceptional performance.' My Melbourne Arts

Strictly for audiences 15+

This show contains: Audience participation, Occasional coarse language, Strong sexual references.


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