Shock Therapy Productions has established itself as a leading company in the delivery of high-quality, relevant, multidisciplinary performance, and a leader in arts and culture on the Gold Coast, nationally and internationally.
The M10 team were fortunate to be able to deliver MarComms expertise to enhance the company’s PR and social media profile through content and comms planning and the devising of marketing planning framework for future productions.
Read on to hear about Shock Therapy’s latest creative production the absurdist cabaret, The (G.O.A.T) Show, which is just the ticket at the 2020 Bleach Festival.
The perfect antidote to 2020, The Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T) Show brings together a fun, after dark cabaret concept show to entertain audiences as part of this year’s Bleach Festival line up.
A bespoke artistic creation for adults by local creative engine, Shock Therapy Productions, The G.O.A.T Show is an off-the-wall, absurdist cabaret, designed to deliver laughs with an edge.
With tickets currently on sale for performances on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st November, co-creators Sam Foster and Hayden Jones believe the Coast is crying out for some pure escapism fun, which G.O.A.T is designed to deliver in spades.
“The G.O.A.T Show was born out of the artistic void brought about by COVID this year. The process of developing the concept was cathartic and we hope audiences enjoy the cheeky nature and sense of fun that the show embodies,” said Sam.
The show revolves around protagonists ‘Sam’ and ‘Hayden’, who play heightened versions of themselves; two hustlers trying to make ends meet in a post-pandemic, Arts world.
The show pursues themes of risk taking, (distilled by a healthy dose of Y.O.L.O.), with the hustlers deciding to create the show they have always dreamed of; unleashing their greatness to create their opus, while utilising the best performers around.
“The show includes a stellar line up of south east Queensland performers including Jacquiline Fury and beloved Gold Coast icon Goldie the Clown, with David Carberry, formerly of CIRCA, and renowned aerial artist Lauren Watson.”
“There is so much uncertainty in our world, especially in the Arts and G.O.A.T was a way for us to capture this thematically and reflect it back, while having a hell of lot of fun producing something to nestle within the wider Bleach program.”
‘G.O.A.T’ brings together a fine roster of south east Queensland artists and performers, harnessing the collective local talent pool in what is another signature Shock Therapy production.
“We are generally an engine-room of ideas, however 2020 has ensured that creative pressure built up, as the Arts industry systematically shut down,” said Hayden.
“Our team found creative ways to deliver our productions via online means to all parts of the world during the year, while G.O.A.T percolated away in the background.”
“But it is in the live interactions with audiences – the pure enjoyment, the laughs and more – that we thrive, and I’m sure we speak for all local artists and creators in thanking our audiences for coming back time and again.”
Grab a raffle ticket, a paper cup of high-quality cask wine, help yourself to the communal cheese fondue, and strap yourself in.
The G.O.A.T Show is a new commission from Bleach Festival, part of the Chevron Island program at Bleach 2020 12-20 November.
Playing Friday 20th and Saturday 21st November the show is 25-30 mins long, with short and sharp cabaret style acts. Tickets are $15pp and are on sale at https://bleachfestival.com.au/events/the-g-o-a-t-show/
More About Shock Therapy Productions
STP is led by co-founders Sam Foster – an award-winning Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Stunt Performer and Rigger as well as being a Physical Theatre Performer, Movement Director and workshop facilitator – and Hayden Jones Hayden is a performer and contemporary performance maker with an extensive background working in Youth Theatre, Children’s Theatre and Theatre In Education.
For more information on STP and their extensive body of work go to www.shocktherapyproductions.com.au
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