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Hardly Working

A new play exploring the lives of an eclectic bunch of 20-some-things scrambling to find a sense of purpose and this week’s rent, amidst perpetual uncertainty.

$18 - $25 (services fees apply)
75 Minutes
Wed 16 - Sat 19 Feb 2022
Wed 16 Feb, 8:45pm - 10pm
Thu 17 Feb, 8:45pm - 10pm
Fri 18 Feb, 8:45pm - 10pm
Sat 19 Feb, 8:45pm - 10pm


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“Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Superman--a rope over an abyss” Nietzche age 24

“My twenties is a rope stretched over an abyss- except I can’t afford a rope, so it’s just an abyss”Lucy Dawber age 24


What do a kid’s party entertainer, a waitress, a stand up comedian, a hopeful writer, an actor and a stay-at-home philosopher all have in common? They’re either working hard or..

‘Hardly Working’ is a new play written from the perspective of an uncertain, neurotic 24-year old, coming to terms with adulthood.

Set to the backdrop of an original score; the show is a kaleidoscopic collage exploring the lives of an eclectic group of 20-somethings spanning the full spectrum of hope and despair.

The show invites us into moments of quiet intimacy, terrible jobs, breakups, first love, self-doubt, life-changing epiphanies, inexplicable sexual fantasies and sheer, unending existential dread.

Funny, moving and devastatingly honest, this is a show that reflects the epic scope of feelings that accompany youthful unknowing.

Summer at Q UoA Acknowledgement - Q Theatre


Contains: Light depictions/descriptions of violence.
Includes scenes where people mention suicide, death, drugs and sex.
Strobe lighting.



Written by Lucy Dawber
Directed by Chris Moore
Co-Produced by Bailey Poching, Lucy Dawber and Vincent Andrew-Scammell
Score by Richard Moore
Devised and Performed by Georgia Pringle, Michael Hockey, Vincent Andrew-Scammell, Brit O’Rouke, Ahrin Swift-Mayor, Bailey Poching and Lucy Dawber

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