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Hubris and Humiliation by Lewis Treston


THEMES: Australian Camp, Romance, Social Status
LENGTH: 140 Minutes

Jane Austen, eat your heart out.


Jane Austen’s drawing rooms and country estates are switched out for the dizzying dancefloors and leafy avenues of post-plebiscite Sydney in Lewis Treston’s outrageously funny Hubris & Humiliation. This laugh-out-loud comedy is a kaleidoscopic pastiche of Jane Austen’s writing and an outrageous satire of life and love in the Emerald City’s pumping gay scene.


It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a down-on-her-luck mother (who has just lost her home to a shady online suitor) must send her only son to Sydney to find and marry a wealthy man.

Elliott, a naive wallflower from the Sunshine State, spends all his time pining for his best friend until he’s unexpectedly packed up and shipped off to his fabulously wealthy uncle’s Kirribilli mansion to pick up a few dating tips, and bag the man of his (mother’s) dreams. A series of increasingly ludicrous and high-stakes events take Elliott and his stowaway sister Paige from the rainbow mile, all the way to Berlin, and back again in a high-camp exploration of love, family and commitment.


Hubris & Humiliation premiered at the Sydney Theatre Company in Wharf 2 on the 25th of January, 2023

ISBN: 978-1-921390-42-5


Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 0.5 cm

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