Speakeasy Performance Applications A Normal Child by Disability Slapstick Plan and Ridiculusmus

Event Details

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

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22 October - 2 November, 2019


Wed - Sat 8pm, Sunday 6pm


Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre


75 mins approx



Additional Info

Auslan interpreted – Friday 25 October at 8pm
Relaxed performance – Wednesday 30 October at 8pm
Audio Description – Wednesday 30 October at 8pm

Darebin City Council
274 Gower St, Preston Victoria 3072

Phone: (03) 8470 8888
Fax: (03) 8470 8888