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    NorthcoteTheatre | August 9 - 18, 2018

    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 (Hungry Ghosts and Melbourne Talam, MTC) 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.

    OIL BABIES is the latest work to be presented by Lab Kelpie, a not for profit theatre company dedicated to developing, presenting and touring new Australian work.

    View the promo video: labkelpie.com/oil-babies

    Writer & Director: Petra Kalive
    Performers: Kali Hulme, Jodie Le Vesconte and Fiona Macleod
    Movement Director: Xanthe Beesley
    Assistant Director: Lyall Brooks
    Set & Costume Design: Andrew Bailey
    Sound Design & Compositions: Darius Kedros
    Lighting Design: Lisa Mibus
    Producer: Adam Fawcett
    Presenters: Lab Kelpie & Darebin Arts Speakeasy
    Photography: Sarah Walker

    Venue: Northcote Town Hall,
    Duration: 70 mins (no interval)
    Tickets: Full $33, Conc/Student $28, Preview $25, Groups 4+ $28
    Bookings: http://bit.ly/OilBabies or (03) 9481 9500 / ntownhall@darebin.vic.gov.au

    Relaxed Performance: 2pm, Saturday 18 August
    Auslan Interpreted Performance: 8pm, Thursday 16 August
    Audio Described Performance: 8pm, Thursday 16 August