Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy as part of YIRRAMBOI Festival

Event Details

Come in, find a spot, slip into something more comfortable. Let all those inhibitions go baby, we’re gonna get…pre-colonial.

Join, proud Wiradjuri man Joel Bray and a talented team of collaborators including Carly Sheppard, Dan Newell  and Niharika Senepati for a flirty, occasionally filthy and deeply passionate look at the true history of sensuality ‘down under’.

Through painstaking research and personal reflection, the team delve deep into the deliberately misrepresented practices of ceremony to reimagine the songs, dances, partying and perhaps something a little sexier.

Rejecting the white, Christian, ‘straight’-jacket of sexual politics in Australia, this provocative performance blends cabaret, comedy, and choreography to tempt you to take part in this queering and radical reexamination of our close personal histories.

Considerable Sexual License is a playful invitation to explore your own history and relationship to sex, sexuality and personal freedom, and a celebration of Country, community, consent and kinship.

Direction & Choreography: Joel Bray
Performers: Carly Sheppard, Niharika Senapati, Daniel Newell and Joel Bray
Composition & Sound Designer: Daniel Nixon
Collaborating Director and Dramaturg: Stephen Nicolazzo
Lighting Designer: Katie Sfetkidis
Lighting Associate: Rachel Lee
Designer: Nathan Burmeister
Technical Production & Stage Management: Lucie Sutherland
Executive Producer: Alison Halit
Program Producer: Lucie Sutherland


This performance is a participatory dance piece. The audience are invited to freely move around the Main Hall whilst the performers move. There will be limited seating available, for those patrons that require a seat.

There will be no touch during this performance except between performers. We ask the audience to please be aware of the need to keep a safe distance between the performers and audience. Audience capacity has been capped in line with DHHS regulations at 2 people per square metre.


This a COVID Safe event with limited audience capacity.

To ensure a comfortable and safe experience for our visitors and staff, we’ve introduced COVID-safe measures in line with the Victorian Government. Where possible, when coming to this event, please adhere to:

• Physical distancing
• We strongly recommend wearing a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained
• Register your visit
• Practice good hygiene
• Bring your own water
• If feeling unwell or waiting for COVID test results, please do not attend

Thank you so much for keeping us all safe and we can’t wait to see you at the theatre!


Considerable Sexual License was created with development support from Creative Spaces, PACT and Lucy Guerin Inc..



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5 May - 15 May, 2021


Wed - Sat 8pm, Sunday 6pm, Sat matinee 2pm (Sat 15 May)


Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, 189 High Street, Northcote, 3070


75 mins


Group of 4 or more $28, Darebin Resident $30, Full $35, Preview $25, Concession and Students $28

Additional Info

Warnings: Full frontal nudity, strong adult themes and coarse language.
Auslan interpreted performance on Thursday 13 May at 8pm
Q&A after matinee performance on Saturday 15 May