Catastrophes – Renée Newman & Ella Hetherington
16 - 26 August 2023
PICA Performance Space

2pm & 7pm

Catastrophes – Renée Newman & Ella Hetherington

A brutally honest journey into being a parent and a human (as the world falls apart)

World Premiere

Created on the cusp of internal and external crises, Catastrophes is a brutally honest, funny, absurd, and hopeful journey into being a parent and a human in the current global shitstorm.  

Part scenic poem, part performance lecture, part storytelling, Boorloo (Perth)-based theatre makers Renée Newman and Ella Hetherington take you on a deeply personal tale of becoming parents, rising water, inadequate bodies, sleeplessness, and imminent global failure. Oh, and turtles. Italian turtles.

Catastrophes is a timely reminder that though the world may be ending, we are not alone. 

Commissioned by PICA and supported by PICA’s Art Commissioners and the WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and its Theatre Development Initiative. 

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval

Catastrophes Dates

Wednesday 16 August | 7pm – Preview
Thursday 17 August | 7pm – Opening Night
Friday 18 August | 7pm
Saturday 19 August | 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday 23 August | 7pm
Thursday 24 August | 7pm
Friday 25 August | 7pm
Saturday 26 August | 2pm & 7pm

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