A Boy and A Bean

Image by Tom Christophersen

Image by Tom Christophersen

At first there was a boy. Then there was a bean. Then everything got a little blurry.

Enter a world where giants dwell in suburban houses, beanstalks take root in corrupted soil and a boy called Jack strays between love, legislation and folklore.

Jack likes David. David likes Jack. The story seems simple enough. Add to this a public debate about how they like, why they like and what they like; Jack and David become confused quickly.

In this new devised work, Nick Atkins, walks head first into the Marriage Equality debate raging in current media and the controversial history surrounding the proposed legislation. Atkins follows the journey of Jack in search of the giants that have dominated the conversation and presents an open, visceral, off-beat and tender contemporary reframing of the issue. There is no better way to round out your Mardi Gras Festival experience in 2014.*


PACT Season
 12 – 15 February 2014
Time 7.30 – 8.30pm
Preview Tuesday February 11
Opening Night Wednesday February 12
Book tickets

The Q Season 19 – 22 February
Venue Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
597 High Street, Penrith
Tickets $25 full/$20 concession/$18 Mardi Gras Member/$15 PACT member
purchase HERE
$10 preview purchase HERE
$30 Double Bill with Unsex Me by Mark Wilson purchase HERE
LOCKOUT no latecomers will be admitted.

*Winner 2014 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Best Theatre Event Award.

Season at International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival
Venue The New Theatre
May 5th – May 10th
@ 16.00 / 21.00
Duration: 60 minutes
Tickets: €15 (€13 conc.)

Devised and performed by Nick Atkins

Design by Tom Christophersen

Lighting Design by Amber Silk

Technical Production Kevin Ng

A Boy & A Bean has been developed through PACT’s creative development programs – Around the Kitchen Table 2012 and Vacant Room 2013, Q Lab Creative Residency 2014 and Performance Space artist residency in association with the Rex Cramphon Studios University of Sydney 2011.

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