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.
Presented in partnership with Maeve Marsden’s Queerstories.
For discount tickets to Queerstories and other productions, sign up to her Patreon for as little as $5 per month.
We don’t want to turn people away for lack of funds so if you can’t afford a ticket but wish to attend Perfect Child, email firstname.lastname@example.org at least a week before the show to book yourself in.
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.
Courtyard bar opens at 5:30pm for a 6:30pm start. Pop in before the show for a drink and a mingle!
Giant Dwarf is a licensed venue. This show is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.