Bargain Garden at Carriageworks

Bargain GardenAs part of Performance Space’s Exchange: a season of exhibitions and performances that explore the way we share and trade, new theatre work Bargain Garden will premiere from 1 – 5 November at CarriageWorks Sydney.

Inspired by the phenomenon of the two-dollar shop and an exciting first time collaboration between acclaimed performance company Theatre Kantanka (Missing the Bus to David Jones) and award-winning contemporary music collective Ensemble Offspring, Bargain Garden invites the audience to experience the rush and the aftermath of our consumer-driven, bargain-crazy culture and lifestyle in a fusion of performance, live music, kinetic sculpture, and multimedia installation.

For over 15 years the Sydney-based companies behind this new work (Theatre Kantanka and Ensemble Offspring) have earned reputations for producing unique and innovative works. Theatre Kantanka since its inception in 1995 has developed performances for non-traditional spaces such as car parks, gaols, tunnels, and gardens, and collaborates with visiting artists on a project by project basis to produce their trademark theatrical style featuring dynamic visual design and strong physical performance language. Ensemble Offspring, Australia’s premier new music group, recently featured in the Sydney Festival and presented Sizzle, a series of striking visual and sonic experiences in bowling clubs across Sydney.

Joining the core company for Bargain Garden are Kym Vercoe (version 1.0) and Justin Shoulder (Underbelly Arts 2011 and 2009). This new theatrical work has been developed through residencies at both Performance Space and Bundanon Trust.

Artists: Claire Edwards, Carlos Gomes, Heidrun Löhr, Katia Molino, Rodney Nash, Jason Noble, Teik Kim Pok, Damien Ricketson, Justin Shoulder, Kym Vercoe, Nick Wishartand Mirabelle Wouters Where: Performance Space, CarriageWorks, 245 Wilson Street Eveleigh
When: 15 Nov
Previews: Tue 1 Nov, 8pm & Wed 2 Nov, 7pm
Matinee: Sat 5 Nov, 2pm, Student Rush: Fri 4 Nov from 7pmThu–Sat, 8pm
Tickets: $30/$20/$15performancespace.com.au

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and is the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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