Oyster Boy

Producer: Kyle Walmsley
Writer: Elizabeth Millington & Kyle Walmsley
Directed By: Elizabeth Millington

A dark, absurd comedy for anyone who's ever tried to fit in. Sometimes you just have to go and shuck yourself.


A one-man black comedy about a boy who lives inside an oyster. Tonight, he is preparing to get shucked. But he is too terrified to go through with it so he seeks our moral support. Oyster Boy lives inside an oyster. He is a big fishy weirdo just waiting to be shucked. But is the world ready for his nutrient rich, gender fluid, sand intolerant presence?

Created by proven comic geniuses Kyle Walmsley and Elizabeth Millington, Oyster Boy is a hilarious black comedy for anyone who’s ever tried to fit in but failed. This tale of transition is guaranteed to shock, delight, disturb and entertain, featuring physical, absurd, clammy comedy.


Additional Videos

Watch Oyster Boy on The Drum via the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sjgzIyQ9JXD2SVmian9oEHlrxDWyokal/view?usp=sharing

Technical Information

Touring Party: 2
Bump-in Time: 3 hrs
Bump-out Time: 1 hrs
Interval: No


  • Standard Rig.
  • Touring company provides one standing lamp.


  • Laptop with Q Lab (venue to provide).
  • Audio playback.


  • Set is a flat pack that is assembled by touring party.
  • Require use of smoke machine and haze.
  • Preferred stage space 3m x 4m.

Crew Notes

  • One operator to be provided by venue for lighting.

Transport Notes

  • Touring party travels with set in one car.
  • Set can be moved by plane as required.

Audience & Marketing Notes

– Millennial audience
– 16-25 year olds, particularly students of Drama, English or Communication
– LGBTQ+ community
– Fans of comedy theatre
– Minority communities
– Ideal for those trying to fit in or dealing with isolation or loneliness
– Highlights the importance of awareness and conversations around mental health
– Explores themes of escapism, legacy, ambition and self doubt
– Regional communities

Watch Oyster Boy on the Drum via the link below.

Selling Points

  • Schools (Year 10-12) (Schools workshops offered in clowning, devising, improvising and physical theatre)
  • Relevant new Australian writing (connecting with writer\'s groups, libraries and arts organisations)
  • LGBTQIA+ community (connect with local Queer community including opening drag performances)

Community Engagement

  • Schools and community based workshops in clowning, physical theatre, improvisation and/or devising
  • Education Pack provided

Content Warning

Strong language, self harm and suicidal themes



Venue Format

Flexible to most indoor venue formats


50 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: $8700

Weekly Sell Off: $3890

Per Performance: $1983

Royalties: 11%


Technical Specifications

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