The Trojan War by A Slightly Isolated Dog

Producer: A Slightly Isolated Dog and Nicholas Clark Management
Writer: A Slightly Isolated Dog
Directed By: Leo Gene Peters

Comedy, Chaos, Participation, Delight

Synopsis

“… legendary storytelling riddled with witty anachronisms… entirely voluntary participation, immediate love stories juxtaposed with the mythologised ones… mind-bending metaphysics, fabulous physicality, sublime singing and superb sound effects.”

Following the success of DON JUAN & JEKYLL & HYDE, ASID brings you the third instalment in the trilogy of very sexy works: THE TROJAN WAR! This explosive & hilarious work uses a cast of faux-French performers to create a joyful, interactive celebration. Theatrical magic, wicked pop songs & fierce wit is combined to create a delightful romp through this classic twisted tale. When Paris is born, it is prophesied that he will bring the destruction of the city. To avoid this fate, he is sent away to be sacrificed. But this starts a series of events that will inevitably lead to the destiny his parents were so desperately trying to avoid. TW tells the story of the tragic fall of Troy. It’s a raucous celebration of our ridiculous lives!

Short Reviews

the whole ensemble creates a dynamic 70 minutes of superbly executed live theatre.
Theatre View
These gifted performers and improvisers together with the genius of Leo Gene Peters have created something explosive and remarkable here.
Wellington News

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Technical Information

Touring Party: 6
Bump-in Time: 6 hrs
Bump-out Time: 1 hrs
Interval: Optional

Lighting

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Audio

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Staging

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Transport Notes

People mover

Audience & Marketing Notes

Comedy lovers
Cabaret Lovers
Theatre lovers
Classic buffs
Young people
Drama Students ( VCE Playlist 2021, 2022 and 2024)
Comedy TV show followers – Mighty Boosh, Flight of the Conchords

Selling Points

  • Comedy Fun immersive ‘ Like a party “ experience using a classical well known story that engages your audience in the telling of the tale. Comedy, clowning and physical theatre.
  • Cabaret Interspersed between the comedy and storytelling the company belt out well known and contemporary music tracks that help amplify the story.
  • Ethos Since the company began the ethos has been to create theatre that doesn’t feel like “theatre.” Our overall artistic vision focuses on evolving the form of theatre to engage the ever-evolving needs of audiences in new and unique ways. All our works aim to create a space for communal reflection and celebration through live performance. But we aim to more directly and intimately include the audience in that process of reflecting and celebrating. Thus, we build more profound relationships with our audience by creating high quality works that fill needed purposes in innovative, unique and (they always must be) entertaining ways.

Community Engagement

  • School workshops
  • Q and A
  • Artist workshops

Content Warning

Strong langauge and Sexual references

Details

Genre

Audience

Venue Format

Proscenium Arch Black box In the round Thrust Outdoor Flat floor Hall

Duration

60 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)

01/03/2024

31/12/2026

Budget & Fees

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In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2025/2026. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $5000

Weekly Sell Off: $18000

Per Performance: $7500

Royalties: 10-12%

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