Browsing: SUDS

While the play was certainly an ode to the whimsy and abject lunacy of the student life, the ‘60s/‘20s juxtaposition provides an opportunity to reflect on the progresses, and regresses, of Australian culture and the university system (think HECs, lock-out laws, department mergers, the commodification of tertiary study, the inaccessibility of student housing).

Director Jeremy Jenkins and assistant director Hunter Shanahan have mercilessly cast seven shockingly funny performers that turn Noel Coward’s tight-lipped English comedy into a playground.