A peculiar race of green-skinned Gremlins will crash into the remains of the Red Hill Skate Arena as part of Anywhere Festival, determined to premiere their brand new budget airline from 5 – 21 May, 2016.
The Gremlins is a theatrical foray comprised of a band of miscreants, determined to launch the world’s cheapest airline. Described as “slapstick comedy at its best” (The Advertiser) and “silly and absurd, wonderfully imagined, and full of surprises” (Great Scott), the production received acclaim and rave reviews from Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016.
Joining the cast is Sydney based Daniel Gorski, known for his lively appearance on Hoopla Doopla (ABC kids), touring with Live Nation, and THE VAUDE-VILLAINOUS MR.GØRSKI (Adelaide
Fringe). He joins a cast of bright Brisbane locals including Thomas Albert (Dirty Sexy Politics, Public Toilets Private Words), Kristian Santic (The Wasteland Project MA, Little Boxes, Eye Resolution), and Caitlin Armstrong (The Show Must Goon, Public Toilets Private Words, ).
The Gremlins have appeared at Woodford Folk Festival, Cairns Festival and Anywhere Festival 2012. The act is a unique clown and spectacle comedy project conceived by Bent Schematic – the collective headed up by visual theatre makers Alex Podger and Jenna Koda (Woodford Folk Festival Fire Event, Little Boxes), and director Hayden Spencer (Clown Vincente; Dralion by Cirque du Soleil).
Spotting a gap in the cheap flight market, the Gremlins are determined to undercut any competition offering ‘super-economy’ fares on board their hastily built aircraft – which appears to be built from car parts, stolen building materials and a lawn mower.
The production will take place at and serve as the swan song for Red Hill Skate Arena, scheduled for development in July this year. Built in the 1920s, the popular arena was gutted by a fire on the premises in 2002.
The Gremlins will play in the Old Skate Arena, Red Hill from 5 May – 21 May 2016 – Thursday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s.