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Hedonism's Second Album by David Burton and Claire Christian


THEMES: Music, Friendship, Success, Fame
Length: 1.5 Hours
CAST SIZE: 5 – 6 Cast Members

For anyone who’s ever been let down by their favourite band, or their best mates.

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Talking To Brick Walls by Claire Christian & The Empire Arts Impact Ensemble

Hey! We need to talk! And we’ve needed to talk for over 8000 years. Talking to Brick Walls is a hybrid verbatim piece exploring adolescent and parent relationships. It was co-created by eleven young artists alongside facilitators Claire Christian and Ari Palani over a period of three and a half months. This is the conversation they wanted to have. The story the wanted to tell. The show they wanted to make.

The Land Mine Is Me by David Burton and Claire Christian

"Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a land mine. The land mine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day...


In a music studio in surburban Brisbane four men gather in an attempt to build upon a surprisingly successful first album. Newly clean, front man Gareth is losing his cool. Lead guitarist Chimney has got cold feet. Bass player Michael is keeping secrets and Sumo, the drummer, has vanished. Meet Hedonism.

Hedonism have rocketed from pub gigs to support acts, international tours and brand management. It’s a whole new world. They’ve been given a license to drink, be rockstars and live, well, hedonistically. They’ve been give permission to never grow up, as long as they record their second album.

After an all-weekend bender involving under-age girls, bikies, racial slurs on YouTube and a wombat from Australia Zoo, record label exec Phil is sent in to pull the boys into line and prevent the looming PR disaster. During the testosterone-fueled fallout, closely-guarded secrets are laid bare and friendships tested.

Production History

Hedonism’s Second Album premiered at The Loft as part of La Boite Theatre Company’s La Boite Indie Season on August 14, 2014.

COVER IMAGE COURTESY OF: Simon Hall Photography. Visit: http://www.simonhallphoto.com.au

ISBN: 978 1 921390 73 9

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 0.5 cm


"Hedonism’s Second Album is a highly entertaining ride and is the perfect play to convert your non-theatre friends."

Aussie Theatre

"It’s thought provoking, entertaining and at some moments incredibly touching."

XS Entertainment

"This has to be the most entertaining Indie show I have seen in years. It was so refreshing to see young writers and young actors providing a show that hit home with a young audience as well as hardened critics like me. I loved the freshness and life in the work. It has great characters, a tight script, witty lines, action, drama and comedy – and best of all; no giving in to self indulgence."

The Blurb

"Hedonism’s Second Album is a thoroughly enjoyable show that explores with humour, the meaning of modern masculinity, growing up and friendship."

Guy Frawley

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