She’s Not Performing

By Alison Mann

Margarite visits a club and sees a stripper who is a mirror image of herself. She begins to believe that this could be the daughter she was pressured to adopt out as a teenager.

She’s Not Performing journeys through the psyche of a woman living in a hyper-sexualised world as she searches for a child she once lost, grappling with subconscious fantasies and fears about her ability to reclaim her identity as a mother.

Pulsing with bold images and stripped-back language, it’s a darkly surreal and tender look at past adoption practices in Australia and the impact they have in the present day.

‘There’s an important new voice in Australian Theatre – and it is the voice of young playwright Alison Mann, whose first full-length play She’s Not Performing is an absolute ripper.’ Geoffrey Williams, Stage Whispers

Director: Belinda Bradley

Cast: Bryony Geeves, Sara Pensalfini, Cam McKenzie and Jo Clements

Duration: 90 minutes

Warnings: Sexual references and occasional strong language.


21st – 29th November,
Wednesday – Saturday 8.15pm, Sunday 4.15pm


$45 Adult, $35 TTC Friend Adult*
$38 Senior, $28 TTC Friend Senior*
$29 Concession, $19 TTC Friend Concession*
$20 Under 30, $10 TTC Friend Under 30*


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2013 Brochure Design ~ Karen Kluss Design Image Credit ~ Talya Chalef