There’s a wind in the east and a storm’s coming in, like something is brewing. It’s about to begin.
‘Digger’ has abandoned his post and retreated to a bush shanty; living happily alone with his billy always on the boil, ‘Bluey’ by his side and an unshakeable memory of something more than mateship. A storm is brewing and an unexpected turn in the weather ushers in a magical therapist to set things str8, in a Practically Perfect way.
First presented at the Melbourne Fringe Hub 2015, Sad Digger Mad Mary is an unauthorised, unorthodox and unnerving depiction of re-assimilation into society post service to the motherland, wherever the motherland is. This dark creation is born from the mind of VCA Acting graduate, Tom Halls, and directed by the award-winning Yvonne Virsik.
The most recent production presented at La Mama Theatre in 2017 added the collaborative expertise of Anastassia Poppenberg as Set Designer and Jason Crick as Lighting Designer and Tech Operator.
'Theatre of the Absurd emerged in the 1920's...The great proponents included Beckett, Ionesco, and Genet. As I have discovered, Halls is a master of this art of theatre making.'
Samsara Dunston, What Did She Think?
'I was sure she was going to fly. The elasticity of Halls’ acting of each vibrant character, the moments of sadness and horror juxtaposed with the humour is brilliant.'
Lisa Romeo, Stagewhispers.com.au