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Two Queers Festival presents:

A tragicomedy by Annaliese Constable

Picture this: your mum belly-flopping purposefully onto her birthday cake. Your mum getting into a scuffle at your high school art exhibition. Your mum stripping bare at a Cold Chisel concert. Perfect Child holds a magnifying glass to families, addiction, mental illness and magpie attacks.

Once described as “the funniest in Sydney by an Illawarra mile”, writer, performer and
queer-rights activist Annaliese Constable’s whip-sharp mind and deadpan delivery clash in all the right ways to present Perfect Child – a brutally honest take on parenting, childhood and what it’s like to have a mum who once tried to take a swig from a breathalyser.

Annaliese is an exciting emerging artist who walks the fine line between tragedy and comedy with the agility of a world-class tightrope walker. You’ll either walk away from Perfect Child feeling like your childhood was an unrelenting delight or you may find yourself looking for the good scissors so you can finally cut that cord.

“Every family is colourful but my family is like an oil slick eclipse, you desperately want to watch but without the right tools you’ll be blinded and most likely vomit.” Perfect Child was first presented at Next Wave 2016, and Annaliese is a regular at events like Story Club, What She Said, Erotic Fan Fiction, Confession Booth, Word in Hand and Queerstories.

Content Warning:
Perfect Child contains reference to inter-generational trauma, domestic violence, self harm, suicide, paedophilia, substance addiction, mental health, LGBQ violence,  gambling, knife/weapons, and animal cruelty.


CONCESSION/STUDENT Tickets will require presentation of ID upon arrival

PLEASE NOTE: Live stream tickets are available online up to 60 minutes before show start. Make sure you get your tickets early! A Zoom link will be emailed to you before the show. 

**Streams subject to audience numbers. Online audience members will be contacted prior regarding any programme changes


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– 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!

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The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person. Any discriminatory, illegal or aggressive behaviour, will not be permitted.


  • TQF 2020 - Annaliese Constable: Perfect Child
    14 November 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • TQF 2020 - Livestream: Perfect Child
    14 November 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



280 Cleveland St, Gadigal Land, Surry Hills, New South Wales, 2010, Australia

Annaliese Constable: Perfect Child

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