Future Proof

Producer: Gravity Dolls
Writer: Harlow Carey
Directed By: Harlow Carey

A bold, unflinching study of the modern world.


In order to overcome the challenges of the 21st century we must work collaboratively. FUTURE PROOF is a cautionary tale of how much destruction can be done when we focus on ‘fixing’ the future instead of learning from our past.

Future Proof is a visually arresting physical theatre work. It is a dreamscape that vibrates with the challenges of the 21st century – the light and dark, the ugly and the absurd.

The power of this piece is how it draws you in, gets under your skin, then spirals into chaos leaving you reeling from the stark re-imaginings of what our future will be.

Brought to you by the team that left you shaken from MY LIFE IN BOXES, Gravity Dolls return with their signature style of physical theatre combining new writing with extreme physicality.


Technical Information

Touring Party: 8
Bump-in Time: 6 hrs
Bump-out Time: 2 hrs
Interval: No


It is expected that pre-rig is completed prior to Bump In.

Touring lighting design is available.

The production uses haze. Presenter to supply.


The Touring Company will provide the following:

  • 1 x laptop with Qlab for audio

The Presenter is required to supply the following:

  • foldbacks
  • cables
  • in-house sound system


The set consists of two frames the sit upstage, slightly angled toward each other. Directly in front of that is a 7m wide circle of astroturf with a 4m wide revolve.

The revolve has been tested and tagged and is operated off stage. Note the revolve can be set up within 30 mins with two people.

If the venue does not have rigging we will require a freestanding \’H\’ frame of truss.

The production uses haze.

Transport Notes

1 tonne van + 8 seater people mover. The set cannot travel by plane.

Audience & Marketing Notes

– 35 to 65 year olds who enjoy thought provoking theatre around the challenges of the 21st century.

– 25-40 year olds who are socially conscious and attracted to work that explores social and environmental issues that reflect their world.

– It is a highly physical, physical theatre show and would appeal to audiences of contemporary dance, physical theatre and circus.

Selling Points

  • Bold and unflinching in content, design and realisation
  • Style of physical theatre rarely seen in Australia
  • Whip smart writing paired with arresting visuals
  • We have all felt alone at some point. Future Proof reminds us that the best of humanity is when we’re there for each other.

Content Warning

Strong language





0408 074 158


Venue Format

Proscenium Arch


70 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)



Budget & Fees

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In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2022/2023. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $30000

Weekly Sell Off: $17500

Per Performance: $0

Royalties: 10%
Apra Obligations: N/A

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