Big Yikes! by Madeleine Border

Big Yikes! by Madeleine Border

‘Big Dreams. Bigger Doubts. Big Yikes!’

Meet Lorrie. Sorry… Loxie. Loxie is cooler. She’s rebranding so as not to be mistaken with a load bearing truck. She wouldn’t want you to know that though – she doesn’t like being ‘perceived’.

Loxie is leaving school, starting her first job, moving out of home, and waiting for Uni offers. She’s entering her adulting era. ‘Finding yourself’ is hard when you’re searching in a rundown share house, the situationship you THINK you have with your coworker, and under the constant nagging of your divorced parents.

Big Yikes! is a coming-of-age story that explores boundaries, decision making and autonomy while asking the big questions like “what is my purpose?”, “what should I do with my life?” and “why does my housemate leave lentils in the fridge to rot?”


REVIEWS

“It’s a moment of pure cringe – the good kind.” – Nick Dent, Brisbane Times 

“Millennials and Gen Z assemble because this is the show for us!” – Stage Buzz Brisbane 

“Big Yikes! emerges as a poignant coming-of-age tale that navigates the tumultuous waters of self-discovery with wit, heart, and authenticity. Through its resonant storytelling and stellar performances, the production not only entertains but also offers a mirror for audiences to reflect on their own journey of growth and self-actualization.” – Jake Goodall, Jakes Art Adventures 

“…glorious and genuinely hilarious, while at the same time making thoughtful commentary about the state of the world.” – Claire Christian, Artshub

“It’s clear why this play has been deemed perfect for school groups and tours.” – Bridie Middleton, Stage Door Podcast 

 

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SEASON DATES

Wed 13 Mar – Sat 23 Mar 2024

OPENING NIGHT

Fri 15 Mar

PREVIEW DATES

Wed 13 Mar – Thur 14 Mar

VENUE

Underground Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse

DURATION

90 minutes, no interval

AGES

Suitable for 12+

PLAYWRIGHT

Madeleine Border

DIRECTOR/DRAMATURG

Ian Lawson

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Geoff Squires

SOUND DESIGNER

Brady Watkins

STAGE MANAGER

Mikayla Hosking

ASSISTANT SM

Teddy Waddingham

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Nicola Jones

VOICE OVER ARTISTS

Elise Grieg

Stephen Hirst

CAST

Juliette Milne

Billy Fogarty

Tenielle Plunkett

Christopher Paton


Madeleine Border

Madeleine Border

Madeleine Border is a Meanjin/Brisbane theatre maker, performer and writer. A voice that mixes political satire and quirky dialogue, she writes to provoke, intrigue and amuse. She was Playlab Theatre’s Young Playwright-in-Residence (2019), Backbone Youth Arts resident artist (2019), Express Media’s Left to Write Program participant (2020), Playlab Theatre commissioned writer for Rising (2021), Incubator Program participant (2021), Dead Puppet Society Academy Program participant (2022) and Assistant Director on Counterpilot’s Breaking (2022). Madeleine’s theatre collective, Yours Sincerely, creates experiential live theatre; Sometimes it’s Hot like the Sun (2018), This Fantastic Plastic Planet (2019) and Deep Breath In (2022). After doing a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Political Science, she completed her Masters of Writing, Editing and Publishing at UQ in 2019.

 

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Acknowledgements

A Playlab Theatre production. Playlab Theatre is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Big Yikes! by Madeleine Border was developed and produced with the assistance of the Australian Writer’s Guild David Williamson Prize.