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Theatre to demolish the social construct of Parenthood

A night of song, dance, drag, poetry, comedy, storytelling, social commentary and above all else; raw truth.

Parenthood; the trials, tribulations and social commentary around it is a conversation that affects us all at some point or another. Regardless of gender, but particularly for our AFAB humans, the pressure/stigmas and stereotypes around this topic are pervasive. There is so much more to “having kids” than the hetero nuclear family we grew up with or the dozens of questions at every family gathering after you hit 30.

The “Perfect Parent”, the age old Mother/Whore complex, infertility, the tragedy and grief of miscarriage, Queer Family Dynamics, the way being Culturally and Linguistically diverse or BIPOC affects your relationship with kids and having kids, IVF, the trauma of Childbirth, not wanting kids, pressure on female bodies, DILFS, the hilarity of children, pregnant Seahorse F*ckbois….. no topic is off limits because ALL STORIES ARE VALID.

Every story deserves to be heard. All genders. All backgrounds. All experiences. When approached safely, no story should be suppressed; contrary to what society tells us.


CONTENT WARNING: This show seeks to lead the audience through every part of this conversation, the hilarious silly parts AND the sometimes dark and often taboo issues. These stories are sometimes marginalised in favour of lighter subjects but we seek to bring them into the light without stigma. An onsite counsellor will be available for support and trigger warnings issued as needed throughout the show but please note the below TW before buying a ticket.
Prepare to laugh, be entertained and also to be moved. The world is not always perfect, but let’s disempower tragedy through sharing.

– Trauma/Abuse
– Grief/Loss
– Miscarriage/Still Birth
– Childbirth
– Mental Illness/Post Partum
– ED/Body Dysmorphia
– Toxic Masculinity
– Homophobia
– Misogyny

Applications for Sydney May 8th; close Sunday 11th April
Applications for Canberra May 28th/29th; close Sunday 18th April



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.



CARD/CONTACTLESS PAYMENT ONLY – We are no longer taking cash sales

Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff.

Masks are required.

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


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.




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    8 May 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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    8 May 2021
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm



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

The Mama Complex Collective

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