‘Hard Rubbish is fun: a mixture of mayhem and poignancy, satire and pure, playful invention.’ THE GUARDIAN
‘There is darkness and light in this intelligent and cunningly wrought production and, even if you don’t have kids, you will laugh and cheer for the tattered, decrepit underdogs.’ HERALD SUN
Comprised of co-creators Hamish Fletcher, Tamara Rewse and Sam Routledge and sound design and technical director, Jared Lewis; Men of Steel created their self-titled debut work for the 2006 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. It received the Festival Directors Award, was ‘Highly Commended’ by The Age Critics, picked up five star reviews and went on to delight festival audiences throughout Australia and internationally. Seasons have included: Hong Kong, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Beijing, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and Singapore and nearly every Australian capital city to name just a few!
Men of Steel premiered their new work, Hard Rubbish, at Malthouse Theatre in 2013. Replaced by a suite of Swedish minimalist homewares, a pile of abandoned furniture awaits a trip to the tip. As the hour of judgement approaches, the hard rubbish decides it’s fightin’ time. Bringing new meaning to the term ‘moving house’, these wildly inventive object puppeteers will have you rethinking your relationships with the most ordinary household objects.
‘It’s all so beautiful and crazily inventive.’ THE AUSTRALIAN
‘The fantastic and satisfying finale is still making me smile hours later.’CRIKEY
WINNER Festival Directors' Award - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
HIGHLY COMMENDED Age Critics Award - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Cast & Credits
HARD RUBBISH - ORIGINAL CONCEPT Men of Steel
HARD RUBBISH - CREATORS Hamish Fletcher, Jared Lewis, Phillip McInnes, Ian Pidd, Tamara Rewse & Sam Routledge
HARD RUBBISH - SOUND & LIGHTING DESIGNER Jared Lewis
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