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Oil Babies by Lab Kelpie
Wednesday, 8 August - Saturday, 18 August
Preview, 8 August 8pm
All shows 8pm except Sunday at 6pm
Relaxed performance Saturday, 18 August at 2pm
Auslan Interpreted performance Thursday, 16 August at 8pm
Audio Described performance Saturday, 18 August 8pm
No shows Monday or Tuesday

A high-octane exploration of our relationship to climate change and the female body.

OIL BABIES repositions our lives as one on the precipice of a planet dramatically changing… perhaps even the moment before our own extinction. It weighs up our continued 'hope-investment' in procreation against our feelings of helplessness at the state of the planet – and our role in its demise.

Throughout this piece, the body – in particular women’s bodies – are used as a metaphor to explore our world: our need to control it, our desire to want it to look and be a certain way and, ultimately, our lack of respect for it.

Written and directed by Petra Kalive and featuring an all-female cast, OIL BABIES blends lyrical, rapid-fire text with poetic imagery and domestic drama to present a dangerous, pithy and at times darkly comedic work that speaks directly to the concerns we hold now.

Proudly presented by Lab Kelpie and Darebin Arts Speakeasy.

Written and directed by Petra Kalive and featuring an all-female cast, Oil Babies re-positions our lives as one on the precipice of a planet dramatically changing – and perhaps the moment before our own extinction.

Writer & Director: Petra Kalive
Performed by: Kali Hulme, Jodie Le Vesconte and Fiona Macleod
Movement Director: Xanthe Beesley
Assistant Director: Lyall Brooks
Set Design: Andrew Bailey
Costume Design: Harriet Oxley
Sound Design & Compositions: Darius Kedros
Lighting Design: Lisa Mibus
Producer: Adam Fawcett

Northcote Town Hall, Main Hall
189 High St, Northcote

Adult $33
Concession $28 (Student, Pensioners, Health Care Card Holders)
Preview $25
Groups of 4+ $28 per ticket
Subscriptions also available for the Speakeasy 2018 Season, choose three or more shows and purchase for $28 per ticket. Click here to book online.

Transaction fees apply - $3.70 online, $5 over the phone, no charge when purchasing directly from the venue

This show contains adult material.
It is suitable for 14+ or with parental guidance.
Includes references to fertility and human extinction and smoke effects.

No filming or photography permitted
We accept Companion Cards, please call the Box Office on 9481 9500 to make your booking


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