In association with Red Line Productions
THE WORLD PREMIERE
PERMISSION TO SPIN
by Mary Rachel Brown
3 - 28 JULY | OLD FITZ THEATRE
A black comedy for anyone who thinks children’s music is torture.
Meet Cristobel, better known as Miss Polkadot. She’s a sure bet to win Children’s Album of the Year and well on the way to being a global franchised phenomenon. Jim, her agent, has been waiting for this moment and Martin, her producer, has invested everything he has into the 'Miss Polkadot' juggernaut. On the eve of the biggest music awards night in the country, and the turning point of her career, Cristobel plans to regain control. And there's no turning back once she plants her flag.
Permission to Spin is a funny till it’s not cage fight between art and ethics; an unflinching look at what happens when a culture of bullying is maintained all the way from the schoolyard to adulthood. Set in the world of children’s music, this play gets its hands dirty with the unsettling relationship between power and entitlement and the gap between the stories we tell and truth of who we really are.
“A CROSS BETWEEN ‘DEATH AND THE MAIDEN’ AND ‘SPINAL TAP’” – CATHERINE CORAY, PROGRAM DIRECTOR AT THE LARK AND FORMER DIRECTOR OF HOTINK PLAY FESTIVAL, NEW YORK
Written by Mary Rachel Brown
Co-directed by Mary Rachel Brown & Dino Dimitriadis
Produced by Thomas Murphy for Apocalypse Theatre Company
Assistant Directed by Matthew Cheetham
Lighting Design by Veronique Benett
Set Design by Cris Baldwin
Costume Design by Isabella Cannavo
Stage Management by Jennifer Humphries-Ford
Photography Robert Catto
WITH Anna Houston, Yure Covich and Arky Michael