07 May 2018


What makes the Trumps, the Abbotts and the Hansons of this world tick? What would happen if their world started to shift ever so slightly?

Embodying their slogans, mannerisms and headlines, A Prudent Man is an amalgamation of recent history's conservative politicians, performing in the Armitage Centre on May 9.

Hot on the tail of the US Elections, this speculative piece inspired by real life political events and people, is a dark comedic political thriller that was the critical and audience hit at both the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival and the 2017 Perth Fringe World Festival.

Playing to sell-out houses A Prudent Man presented by Lab Kelpie, took home the coveted People’s Choice Award from over 400 productions, won the WA Tour Ready Award and was nominated for Best Performance.

The work was recently nominated for Best Writing at the 2016 Green Room Awards and has been selected to appear at the prestigious New York United Solo Festival.

Writer and director Katy Warner recently won the 2016 AWGIE for Best Children’s Theatre for Reasons to Stay Inside and the 2017 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize for The Trip. Her 2013 Melbourne Fringe play Dropped was nominated for two Green Room Awards and has been performed in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Edinburgh. Her debut novel will be published by Black Ink in 2018.

Performer Lyall Brooks has appeared in the Helpmann Award nominated North by Northwest (Arts Centre Melbourne), The Heretic (MTC) and Sunday in the Park with George (Victorian Opera). He has received three Green Room award nominations for Patricia Cornelius’ Savages, The Pride for Red Stitch and The Thing About Men (Magnormos).

Recent TV appearances include Neighbours and the final season of HBO’s The Leftovers.

For more information or to book for this performance contact the Box Office on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au