A Normal Child by Disability Slapstick Plan and Ridiculusmus
If there is a new normal, everyone’s crazy and nobody’s ill.
An epic narrative of vast and imperfect comedic proportions, A Normal Child navigates the intricacies of disability representation in a daring, funny, and complex work.
Examining the right to begin and end life from the perspective of the disability sector. The show tackles issues of euthanasia, sex, abortion and IVF through an absurdist comedy lens.
Led by self-nominated “noddies” and “masters of the absurd”, co-Artistic Directors of Ridiculusmus, David Woods and Jonathan Haynes, and featuring the Disability Slapstick Plan, an ensemble of four Melbourne artists with different physical abilities.
Writer, director, performer – David Woods
Writer, director, performer – Jonathan Haynes
Assistant director – Kerith Manderson-Galvin
Deviser, performer – Trevor Dunn
Deviser, performer – Eva Sifis
Deviser, performer – Betty Bobbit
Deviser, performer – Jess Kapuscinski-Evans
Designer – Antoinette Barbouttis
Dramaturg – Anton Rivette
Image by Sarah Walker
22 October - 2 November, 2019
Wed - Sat 8pm, Sunday 6pm
Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre
75 mins approx
FULL $33, CONC/STUDENT $28, PREVIEW $25
Auslan interpreted – Friday 25 October at 8pm
Relaxed performance – Wednesday 30 October at 8pm
Audio Description – Wednesday 30 October at 8pm