Touring

Available for tour

Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls of Tehran 
from The Javaad Alipoor 
Company

A hit of the 2022 Sydney Festival, ‘Rich Kids’ is an immersive digital play blending theatre projection with interactive content streamed directly to your mobile phone. Drug-fuelled parties, fast cars, hyper-consumerism – the children of the Iranian elite-class live out their excessive and extravagant lifestyle on social media while the rest of the country lives under an oppressive regime.

Presented by Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta and the result of an ongoing collaboration between NTofP and Manchester-based The Javaad Alipoor Company, Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran was a standout at this year’s Sydney Festival.

While the majority of Iranian’s live under an oppressive dictatorship, the children of the country’s elite live out their excessive and extravagant lifestyles on social media. In an interactive digital presentation – part onscreen, and partly in your hand on mobile – come and dive into a world of drug-fuelled parties, fast cars and hyper-consumerism. Like any late-night internet binge, we start by scrolling through instagram, but before we know it, we are taken on a whirlwind journey from revolution, to imperialism, to the entropy of the universe. It is darkly comedic and deeply revealing.

Winner of the 2019 Scotsman Fringe First Award, Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran is Javaad Alipoor’s unique digital storytelling at its best.

“It is consumption that forms the thematic heart of this production, but it is the superbly nuanced use of technology that speaks to both young and old, Insta native or Insta naïve. Technically this production has a seamless use of brilliantly sourced and apposite material, hundreds of images that are perfectly placed inside the experience to be logical and expository and never overwhelming.”

4.5 stars Reviews by Judith

If you are interested in touring get in contact

Arts on Tour
280 381 880
touring@artsontour.com.au
https://artsontour.com.au/tours/rich-kids/


Zombie Thoughts
written by Jennifer A. Kokai & Oliver Kokai-Means

KTANG!  SAM SUDDENLY STANDS IN A CRUMBLING GHOST TOWN. A DEMON WOLF HOWLS. BATS SHRIEK OVERHEAD, DRAWING CLOSER.

USE a book  OR rubber chicken.

WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE?

Show page: https://riversideparramatta.com.au/NTofP/show/zombie-thoughts/

Touring Party: Total: three cast members, two stage managers.
Tour from June 2021

Touring Pack: Available on request: please email Cara Woods: cwoods@nationaltheatreofparramatta.com.au


PAST TOURS

Lady Tabouli
written by James Elazzi

Unapologetic, piercing and bittersweet… we all have families and we all have secrets.
Lady Tabouli is James Elazzi‘s unflinching clash of cultures and a searing look at how expectations can eat away at us until we decide to change the rules.

Show pagehttps://riversideparramatta.com.au/NTofP/show/lady-tabouli/

Reviews
★★★★ “Rush for tix – don’t dawdle.” – Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise 
★★★★ “This show is a joy to behold. I recommend it unreservedly.” – Veronica Hannon, Theatre Now 
“There is a depth to the way its characters and narrative are presented that absolutely captivates, alongside a sorrow that sings with disarming authenticity, of rejection and of loss.” – Suzy Wrong, Suzy Goes See

Audiences
“Brilliant. A slice of my life was portrayed on stage. One that I hope fewer have to go through with each passing year. I laughed and I cried.”

A heartfelt, honest and in some places confronting depiction of challenges faced in many cultures.”

“I absolutely loved Lady Tabouli. As a Lebanese-Australian, it was incredibly relatable. The script, the performances, the set-design – everything was spot-on. Well done.”

Refreshingly different

Touring party:  Total: Four cast members, One Stage Manager, One Assistant Stage Manager

Arts on Tour: https://artsontour.com.au/tours/lady-tabouli-onw/

Touring Pack: Available on request: please email Cara Woods: cwoods@nationaltheatreofparramatta.com.au


White Pearl
written by Anchuli Felicia King

A nasty truth goes viral…

In Singapore, it’s just another day at the office of Clearday cosmetics. That is, until they discover that their new TV commercial has been leaked online. The video goes viral for all the wrong reasons. Someone is definitely going to get fired.

Show Pagehttps://riversideparramatta.com.au/NTofP/show/white-pearl/

Reviews
★★★★½ “A dazzling production that has you riding the roller-coaster plot with your jaw on the floor at the brazen, daring brilliance of the writing. It’s a play that feels fresh, fearless and very funny”.  Jo Litson,  Limelight 

★★★★ “It’s funny, insightful and packed with extraordinary erudition about the slang of diverse Asian cultures.” John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★ “…blisteringly funny satire” Debbie Zhou, Time Out Sydney

“…a dazzling unstoppable talent who, thanks to her Thai-Australian heritage, brings a fresh, sharp perspective to our theatre.” Deborah Jones, The Australian

Touring Pack: Available on request: please email

Skye Kunstelj
Associate Producer
skunstelj@sydneytheatre.com.au

Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
written by Peter Goldsworthy
Adapted for the stage by Steve Rodgers

Tour Dates
6 Feb —  8 Mar , 2020 — Belvoir Theatre, Sydney 
10 Mar— 15 Mar, 2020 — Merrigong Theatre, Wollongong 

Show page: https://riversideparramatta.com.au/NTofP/show/jesus-wants-for-a-sunbeam-at-belvoir/


The Red Tree
written by Hilary Bell. Based on the book by Shaun Tan

Tour Dates
2 Jul — 4 Jul 2019 —  Sydney Opera House, Sydney
31 Jul – 4 Aug 2019 — Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne

Teacher resources

Show page: https://riversideparramatta.com.au/NTofP/show/the-red-tree/


Stolen
written by Jane Harrison

Tour Dates
Riverside Theatres  (Return Season)
Orange Civic Theatre Tuesday 05 June – MORE INFO
Griffith Regional Theatre Friday 08 June – MORE INFO
Cessnock Performing Arts Centre Tuesday 12 June – MORE INFO
Capitol Theatre, Tamworth Thursday 14 June – MORE INFO
Byron Theatre Saturday 16 and Monday 18 June – MORE INFO
Monkey Baa Theatre Company Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 June – MORE INFO

Show page: https://riversideparramatta.com.au/NTofP/show/stolen-tour/