Poorly Drawn Shark

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1 Venue

The Studio at The Blue Room Theatre

53 James Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, WA, 6003

18+ venue or accompanied by parent or legal guardian

Suitability and warnings: M

Coarse Language:


Other Warnings:

Loud Noises, Mental Health, Sex Scenes, Sexual References

Kleenheat Sizzle Factor: Medium

Something for almost everyone. Not too naughty, not too nice. These shows mightn’t be ideal for the little’uns.

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About this event

Andrew moves to Singapore, where his features shine and his skin is extra-white. But, in profile, he still looks like a child's drawing of a shark. And he must keep moving forward, though he smells blood.

Superiority tackles self-loathing in this solo show that really hates itself, but still thinks it's better than you. Poorly Drawn Shark is a brutal attack on conventional storytelling: drenched in salt water and biting hungrily at Australia's fetishisation of Asia.

Nauseating, grotesquely funny and brutally aware, prepare to Eat, Prey, Hate in this autobiographical takedown of western travel narratives. Created with and directed by Vidya Rajan, Poorly Drawn Shark sees theatre-maker Andrew Sutherland (Unveiling: Gay Sex for Endtimes) dredging the shallowest of waters: himself.

Presented by:
The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights & Squid Vicious

Squid Vicious makes theatre. The moist love-child of Perth and Singapore, Squid Vicious' beaky mouth aims to kiss dominant narratives into submission while our tentacles reach towards the intercultural, the interdisciplinary, and the Queer. Like Kuo Pao Kun, we believe that a worthy failure is more valuable than a mediocre success, and like Tina Turner, we believe in doing it nice and rough. Squid Vicious makes independent theatre for a hot ocean; serving diverse morsels of contemporary performance on a platter.

Squid Vicious' first production, a new staging of Singaporean playwright Haresh Sharma's complex and powerful godeatgod, was presented at The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights in February 2018.

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