A PRUDENT MAN

By Katy Warner

Tight, biting and powerful. Political satire at its sharpest.
Fiona AndersonWeekend Notes
A Prudent Man Lyall Brooks

A conservative politician, a leader, a man in a snappy suit, an athlete in a bad tracksuit. Meet A Prudent Man – an amalgamation of the right-wing politician that haunts us all.

Written and directed by Green Room nominated playwright Katy Warner and performed by Lyall Brooks, A Prudent Man takes an unapologetic look at a man both in control and on the edge.

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?

This darkly comedic political thriller explores what it means to be right… in more ways than one.

This is not a show about one politician or political event; this is a speculative piece inspired by real life events and people.

Running Time: 50 minutes (no interval).

Audience advice: Strong language and adult themes.

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Katy Warner

Director & Playwright
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Lyall Brooks

Performer
Adam Fawcett Playwright

Adam Fawcett

Producer

Marketing photography by Pier Carthew.
Production photography by Adam Fawcett.

“Profound and gripping viewing for all.”
Theatre People
“Theatre at the very top of its game.”
The Music
“Warner’s script is whip-smart…a brilliant piece.”
The Australia Times
“Writer and performer have reached the pinnacle of drama.”
Arts Hub
“A powerful and thought-provoking finale.”
The West Australian

“Lyall Brooks gives a Tour de Force performance.”
Isolated Nation

Winner: 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival – People’s Choice Award
Winner: 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival – WA Tour Ready Award
Nominated: 2016 Green Room Award – Writing
Nominated: 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival – Best Performance
Nominated: 2017 Fringe World Perth Festival – Theatre Award
Official Selection: 2017 New York United Solo Festival

Date: 16 Sep – 1 Oct 2016
Event: Melbourne Fringe Festival
Venue: North Melbourne Town Hall – Melbourne VIC
Performances: 14

Date:
 1- 6 Feb 2017

Event: Fringe World Festival Perth
Venue: The Shambles, Fringe Hub – Perth VIC
Performances: 6

Date: 25 Feb 2017
Event: Stratford Courthouse Theatre
Venue: Stratford Courthouse – Stratford VIC
Performances: 1

Date: 15 Mar 2017
Event: Elysium Theatre
Venue: Sandgate Town Hall – Sandgate QLD
Performances: 2

Date: 29 Apr 2017
Event: Ararat Performing Arts Centre
Venue: Ararat VIC
Performances: 1

Date: 5 Aug 2017
Event: Lakeview Theatre
Venue: Caroline Springs VIC
Performances: 1

Date: 22-24 Aug 2017
Event: Darwin Festival
Venue: Happy Yess, Darwin NT
Performances: 4

Date: 19-23 Sep 2017
Event: Brisbane Festival
Venue: Theatre Republic, Brisbane QLD
Performances: 5

Date: 25-30 Sep 2017
Event: Hawkes Bay Festival
Venue: Hawkes Bay, NZ
Performances: 2

Date: 15-18 November 2017
Event: Moving Parts Season at Gasworks Arts Park
Venue: Gasworks Arts Park – Albert Park VIC
Performances: 4

Date: 7-10 March 2018
Town: Wagga Wagga NSW
Venue: Museum of the Riverina – Historic Council Chambers
Performances: 5

Date: 16-18 March 2018
Town: Bendigo VIC
Venue: Studio, Capital Theatre
Performances: 3

Date: 22-23 March 2018
Town: Dandenong VIC
Venue: The Drum Theatre
Performances: 2

Date: 27-29 March 2018
Town: Hobart TAS
Venue: Theatre Royal
Performances: 5

Date: 12-13 April 2018
Town: Thuringowa QLD
Venue: The Spiegeltent
Performances: 2

Date: 29 April 2018
Town: Quirindi
Venue: Royal Theatre
Performances: 1

Date: 3-5 May 2018
Town: Lismore NSW
Venue: Studio Theatre, Lismore City Hall
Performances: 3

Date: 9 May 2018
Town: Toowoomba QLD
Venue: Empire Theatre
Performances: 1

Date: 11-12 May 2018
Town: Brisbane QLD
Venue: QUT Gardens Theatre
Performances: 2

Date: 23 May 2018
Town: Mackay QLD
Venue: Studio, Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre
Performances: 1

Date: 2& May 2018
Town: Maleny QLD
Venue: Maleny Community Centre
Performances: 1

Date: 31 May 2018
Town: Colac VIC
Venue: Colac Otway Performing Arts Centre
Performances: 1

Date: 1 June 2018
Town: Montrose VIC
Venue: Montrose Town Centre
Performances: 1

Date: 22 June 2018
Town: Ringwood East VIC
Venue: Karralyka
Performances: 1

Date: 7 September 2018
Town: Geraldton WA
Venue: Queens Park Theatre
Performances: 1

Date: 7 September 2018
Town: Geraldton WA
Venue: Queens Park Theatre
Performances: 1

Date: 13 September 2018
Town: Gosnells WA
Venue: Don Russell Performing Arts Centre
Performances: 1

The 2018 national tour of A Prudent Man was supported by arTour: an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Synopsis

A conservative politician, a leader, a man in a snappy suit, an athlete in a bad tracksuit. Meet A Prudent Man – an amalgamation of the right-wing politician that haunts us all.

Written and directed by Green Room nominated playwright Katy Warner and performed by Lyall Brooks, A Prudent Man takes an unapologetic look at a man both in control and on the edge.

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?

This darkly comedic political thriller explores what it means to be right… in more ways than one.

This is not a show about one politician or political event; this is a speculative piece inspired by real life events and people.

Running Time: 50 minutes (no interval).

Audience advice: Strong language and adult themes.

Cast & Creatives
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Katy Warner

Director & Playwright
null

Lyall Brooks

Performer
Adam Fawcett Playwright

Adam Fawcett

Producer

Marketing photography by Pier Carthew.
Production photography by Adam Fawcett.

Reviews & Awards
“Profound and gripping viewing for all.”
Theatre People
“Theatre at the very top of its game.”
The Music
“Warner’s script is whip-smart…a brilliant piece.”
The Australia Times
“Writer and performer have reached the pinnacle of drama.”
Arts Hub
“A powerful and thought-provoking finale.”
The West Australian

“Lyall Brooks gives a Tour de Force performance.”
Isolated Nation

Winner: 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival – People’s Choice Award
Winner: 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival – WA Tour Ready Award
Nominated: 2016 Green Room Award – Writing
Nominated: 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival – Best Performance
Nominated: 2017 Fringe World Perth Festival – Theatre Award
Official Selection: 2017 New York United Solo Festival

History

Date: 16 Sep – 1 Oct 2016
Event: Melbourne Fringe Festival
Venue: North Melbourne Town Hall – Melbourne VIC
Performances: 14

Date:
 1- 6 Feb 2017

Event: Fringe World Festival Perth
Venue: The Shambles, Fringe Hub – Perth VIC
Performances: 6

Date: 25 Feb 2017
Event: Stratford Courthouse Theatre
Venue: Stratford Courthouse – Stratford VIC
Performances: 1

Date: 15 Mar 2017
Event: Elysium Theatre
Venue: Sandgate Town Hall – Sandgate QLD
Performances: 2

Date: 29 Apr 2017
Event: Ararat Performing Arts Centre
Venue: Ararat VIC
Performances: 1

Date: 5 Aug 2017
Event: Lakeview Theatre
Venue: Caroline Springs VIC
Performances: 1

Date: 22-24 Aug 2017
Event: Darwin Festival
Venue: Happy Yess, Darwin NT
Performances: 4

Date: 19-23 Sep 2017
Event: Brisbane Festival
Venue: Theatre Republic, Brisbane QLD
Performances: 5

Date: 25-30 Sep 2017
Event: Hawkes Bay Festival
Venue: Hawkes Bay, NZ
Performances: 2

Date: 15-18 November 2017
Event: Moving Parts Season at Gasworks Arts Park
Venue: Gasworks Arts Park – Albert Park VIC
Performances: 4

Date: 7-10 March 2018
Town: Wagga Wagga NSW
Venue: Museum of the Riverina – Historic Council Chambers
Performances: 5

Date: 16-18 March 2018
Town: Bendigo VIC
Venue: Studio, Capital Theatre
Performances: 3

Date: 22-23 March 2018
Town: Dandenong VIC
Venue: The Drum Theatre
Performances: 2

Date: 27-29 March 2018
Town: Hobart TAS
Venue: Theatre Royal
Performances: 5

Date: 12-13 April 2018
Town: Thuringowa QLD
Venue: The Spiegeltent
Performances: 2

Date: 29 April 2018
Town: Quirindi
Venue: Royal Theatre
Performances: 1

Date: 3-5 May 2018
Town: Lismore NSW
Venue: Studio Theatre, Lismore City Hall
Performances: 3

Date: 9 May 2018
Town: Toowoomba QLD
Venue: Empire Theatre
Performances: 1

Date: 11-12 May 2018
Town: Brisbane QLD
Venue: QUT Gardens Theatre
Performances: 2

Date: 23 May 2018
Town: Mackay QLD
Venue: Studio, Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre
Performances: 1

Date: 2& May 2018
Town: Maleny QLD
Venue: Maleny Community Centre
Performances: 1

Date: 31 May 2018
Town: Colac VIC
Venue: Colac Otway Performing Arts Centre
Performances: 1

Date: 1 June 2018
Town: Montrose VIC
Venue: Montrose Town Centre
Performances: 1

Date: 22 June 2018
Town: Ringwood East VIC
Venue: Karralyka
Performances: 1

Date: 7 September 2018
Town: Geraldton WA
Venue: Queens Park Theatre
Performances: 1

Date: 7 September 2018
Town: Geraldton WA
Venue: Queens Park Theatre
Performances: 1

Date: 13 September 2018
Town: Gosnells WA
Venue: Don Russell Performing Arts Centre
Performances: 1

The 2018 national tour of A Prudent Man was supported by arTour: an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

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