Tobias Alexander Edward Manderson-Galvin | Puntilla / Matti
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Puntila / Matti

by Tobias Manderson-Galvin,
After Brecht, After Wuolijoki

Dates

2017 +

It’s seven decades since the white-collars and black magic first combined, and across from the Coke Sign in Kings Cross the alchemy is as powerful as ever.

 

This electrifying, breakneck odyssey of hate from Doppelgangster (UK/AUS) – world leaders in iconoclastic, political performance – drag Brecht’s Epic of corporate greed into the 21st Century.

 

Sacrificing their own humanity at the stage’s edge MKA’s Tobias Manderson-Galvin and German performance artist Grace Lauer’s hypnotic and darkly-comic performances will makes Brian de Palma seem banal, Die Antwoord restrained, and Zizek a philistine.

 

Take a class-war battlefield flashback in this brutalist, sadistic, and prophetic spectacle. Feel a cool trail of sweat down your cheek from a vicious score by Jules Pascoe (JAALA, JazzParty, Husky), guest performance by Antoinette Barboutis (the ethics of paediatric haircut for long hair), and get shockingly intimate with one of the most phenomenal live performance companies in action.

WARNING
Strictly for audiences 18+. Not that we’re checking IDs. Ok. Let’s just say ‘mature’ audiences. How would we even assess that?! Contains adult content, adults, and content. Fine. Teenagers welcome.

SECOND WARNING
Puntilla/Matti takes place in a theatre. Enjoy your seat.

THIRD AND FINAL WARNING
There is definitely going to be one of those ticketing booking fees.

NOMINATED FOR TWO SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS

 

Tobias Manderson-Galvin for Best Actor in a Lead Role

Antoinette Barboutis for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

“Brecht would be unimpressed.”

– Stage Whispers

“Wildly experimental and wildly entertaining”
✮✮✮✮

– Daily Review

“Awkward, perplexing, even distressing… sensations inherent in any true and radical emancipation.”

– SuzyGoesSee

“It’s confronting, aggressive and bleak. It’s also hilarious and witty as hell.”

– WeekendNotes

“Chaotically funny. Viscerally funny. Dedicated to entertainment and subversion.”

– EightNightsAWeek

“It’s different. It’s funny. It’s wilfully intelligent. It’s furious about social inequity.”

– CassieTongue.com

“A marvellous, thrilling production… and so rare for Sydney – highly intellectually challenging.”

– LisaThatcher.com

“The funniest show in Sydney right now, and certainly the riskiest.”

– Audrey Journal

“Anti-theatre with a devilish comedic twist.”

– Sydney Arts Guide

“It’s not funny.”

– AltMedia

“I wanted to walk out in five minutes… A MUST SEE.”

– WhatsOnSydney

“Very witty… Very trippy… Annoying.”

– TheBuzz Sydney

Role
Performer / Director / Playwright

PREMIERE

Kings Cross Theatre, Sydney, 25 Sep  – 14 Oct, 2017

Puntila/Matti was a Doppelgangster production presented by Theatre MK-Alpha in association with KXT bAKEHOUSE (Sydney); at Kings Cross Theatre, with the opening week in Sydney Fringe

Concept+Text TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN
after BERTHOLD BRECHT after HELLA WUOLIJOKI
Direction TOBIAS MANDERSON GALVIN
Performance TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN +
GRACE LAUER + ANTONIETTE BARBOUTTIS
Dramaturgy DR TOM PAYNE +
KERITH MANDERSON-GALVIN
Composition JULES PASCOE
Scenography ANTOINETTE BARBOUTTIS +
TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN
Set Realisation COLIN EMMERTON
Photography
 WILSON LIEW