Boys will be boys | Opens 27 Oct | Street Theatre
Selling your soul never looked so stylish.
“Bitingly funny…no one is spared the lash.” - Sydney Morning Herald
27 October - 11 November 2017
Enter the world of currency trading, Dior suits and cocaine. Astrid is a ruthless trader at the top of her game, raking it in with the best of them. To stay on top, she’s had to tough it out with the men that dominate her industry. She hasn’t broken the glass ceiling, she’s re-modelled the entire building.
When the young and ambitious Priya applies for a junior position on the trading floor, Astrid decides to play mentor. But, in the self-serving world of the trade floor, every favour has a price.
Award-winning playwright Melissa Bubnic won the STC’s Patrick White Award in 2010 and, since then, has been carving out a distinctive writing style that is smart, risqué and very funny. In Boys Will Be Boys, she has written a no-holds-barred, biting satire on what it takes to get ahead in the world of finance. With an all-woman cast, in-your-face dialogue, filthy jokes and heartbreaking songs, Boys Will Be Boys is a merciless and unapologetic look at power.
Welcome to the trading room floor.
'★★★★' - London Time Out
'That Bubnic tells such a compelling story in a brilliantly vibrant and entertaining fashion is truly impressive.' - Daily Review
'This play asks all the right questions.' stuff.co.nz
Starring Pippa Grandison as Astrid
Featuring Isha Menon, Dianna Nixon, Joanna Richards and Kiki Skountzos
With instrumentalist Stuart King
Direction - Caroline Stacey
Musical Composition and Direction - Jess Green
Movement Direction - Emma Strapps
Design - Imogen Keen
Lighting Design - Niklas Pajanti
Sound Design – Kimmo Vennonen
Featuring songs by Etta James, Nina Simone and Rosemary Clooney, arranged by Musical Director Jess Green and performed by the cast.
Warning: contains frequent strong language and strong adult themes including sexual violence.