Madame Nightshade's Poison Garden | Midsumma 2019

Madame Nightshade's Poison Garden | Midsumma 2019Madame Nightshade's Poison Garden | Midsumma 2019

She's back! After sell out shows at Perth FRINGE WORLD, and a NOMINATION for BEST THEATRE, Madame Nightshade is ready to seduce you at Midsumma Festival 2019!

In the dystopian world of the Poison Garden, Beatrice (a devilish shape-shifter), lurks in the shadow of her alter-ego Madame Nightshade (a princess-like assassin) as she serves up the messy truths of our ailing planet. An anarchic playground where vegetables are transformed into semi-automatic weapons, Snow White becomes a spring-onion wielding samurai and Mars Bars represent the waste of the world: this is queer, feminist, environmental clowning that will leave you with food for thought!

A dark, visceral, physical comedy created and performed by Anna Thomson, directed by Sarah Ward (Yana Alana) and Maude Davey, dramaturgy and co-direction by Jaye Hayes and Vidya Rajan.

Anna Thomson is a Melbourne-based clown, theatre-maker, and queer performer. She is a founding member of PO PO MO CO; Melbourne’s award-winning, irreverent queer-comedy troupe.

Presented by Anna Thomson and Gasworks Arts Park.

"...delightful, disgusting, provocative and confronting..."
★★★★ - Artshub (2017)
"...feminist, environmental, queer clowning that digs into rocky ground..." ★★★★ - The Age (2017)
"...a masterpiece of modern grotesque comedy..."
★★★★★ - Gutterculture (2018)



DATES: Jan 23rd-26th
TIME: 9PM, Studio Theatre
VENUE: Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham St, Albert Park

Image credit: Theresa Harrison


When & Where


Date/s: Wednesday 23rd January 2019  -  Saturday 26th January 2019

Times: 9pm

Venue || Location


 Gasworks Arts Park  show

⊜ 21 Graham Street Albert Park 3206 | Map
Gasworks Arts Park21 Graham Street, Albert Park, , 3206
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