A proud Giant Developments production
Masking: The Act of artificially ‘performing’ social behaviour that is deemed to be more ‘neurotypical’ or hiding behaviour that might be viewed as socially unacceptable . The motivations for masking symptoms of autism include fitting in and increasing connections with others.
Step behind the mask of performance and see the world ‘through the spectrum’. After a decade of creating characters on stage and off, Charlie has earned the crown of Chameleon King. A poignant collection of a lifetime’s work, this is a theatre show like no other. How are these characters created? What does it look like inside the mind of a Neuro-Diverse entertainer? And most importantly of all, what if processing the world outside of the typical has been the magical ingredient this whole time?
Meet the characters many of you already know and love, (Chapstik, Chaplin, Distracto, Naia and of course Daddy Charles), but this time; be introduced through the eyes of the only person never seen on stage before: Charlie themselves.
Stand Up. Burlesque. Comedy. Song. Clowning, Dance. Tragedy. Drag. Boobs. Shakespeare. Silent Movies. Gyrating. Human connection. A different perspective. A Unique immersive theatre experience that seeks to disempower the dark with laughter and light. 8 Characters. One human. Nothing else like it.
Masking is developed with the assistance of the Giant Dwarf Theatre supported by the Neil Hendry & Jean-Claude Niederer Giant Developments Fund.
CONCESSION/STUDENT Tickets will require presentation of ID upon arrival
PLEASE NOTE: Live stream tickets are available online up to 30 minutes before show start. Make sure you get your tickets early! A Zoom link will be emailed to you before the show.
**Streaming subject to audience numbers. Online audience members will be contacted prior regarding any programme changes
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
Please do not attend if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, have travelled overseas within the last 14 days or have been in direct or indirect contact with a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19.
Patrons are required to provide their name and contact details upon arrival as well as have their temperature taken with a remote thermometer. If your temperature reads above 38 C you will not be permitted entry for the safety of all patrons.
CARD/CONTACTLESS PAYMENT ONLY – We are no longer taking cash sales
Patrons are permitted entry into the venue for a maximum duration of 2 hours.
Please ensure everyone you wish to sit with is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately.
Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff.
The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
– Hand sanitiser dispensers
– Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
– Regular sanitising of the venue and a full clean between sittings
Venue doors open a minimum of 30 minutes prior to show start time. Pop in before the show for a drink and a physically distanced mingle!
Giant Dwarf is a licensed venue. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person. Any discriminatory, illegal or aggressive behaviour, will not be permitted.