Theatre

Scale the Face

If I asked you to kill me, would you do it? Scale the Face is a story of shared delusion, moderation and an exploration of death - told through examples of Folie a Deux and acts of divine intervention. 

$22 - $29.90 (plus service fees)
60 minutes, no interval
8 - 10 February 2024
Thu 8 Feb, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Fri 9 Feb, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sat 10 Feb, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Scale the Face is an episodic play that explores concepts of shared madness, divine intervention and death through the absurdities of life.

Following the story of two brothers with a patchy past who end up utterly discombobulated & in a deranged survival mode. Tensions rise as metaphorical knives are pulled - and you’re invited to ride the waves of delusion as they come.

Peppered with thematic scenes that question relationships of self and other, Scale the Face is an expedition of chaotic trails that bruise from the same strike.

It’s time to ask yourself: If your friend jumped off a bridge, would you follow? How about if you had no other choice - Would you push him first before following?


This show is a part of Summer at Q, our month long festival celebrating independent makers. To explore the full festival line up click here.

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Presented by:
Mum's Sugar Club

Creative Team:
Co-Directors - Ella Meg Paulsen & Katie Harris 
Writer - Katie Harris
Producer - Katie Harris & Mum’s Sugar Club
Stage Manager - Ophelia Sykes
Assistant Stage Manager - Felix Thomas
Lighting Design - Lauren Wilson
Sound Design - Tasman Clark
Props Manager - Jack Chen-Sinclair
Production Manager - Ben Hammon
Set Design - Ben Hammon

Audience Warnings:
Mentions of suicide, blood, disorderly eating. Adult themes. Coarse language. Graphic content - death, vomit.

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