On the Edge

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On the Edge


Lennox Theatre


06 November - 07 November 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside presents Milk Crate Theatre
Show and Theatre Workshop

What are the things that make us anxious? What does anxiety feel like? How does anxiety show up in our everyday, and what are the measures we can take to look after ourselves and those around us?

On The Edge
delves into the experience of anxiety, and how it manifests in our contemporary world. Through its innovative and dynamic reimagining of Forum Theatre, Milk Crate Theatre presents this interactive performance.

For the first time Milk Crate Theatre will also be offering students and teachers a special workshop with an interactive theatre facilitator. This gives your group an invaluable opportunity to learn some of the activities and skills our own artists use to create a Milk Crate Theatre patented performance, before they get to see those skills in action in On The Edge.

Milk Crate Theatre uses performing arts to change the story of homelessness. They provide creative opportunities for participants to build confidence, skills and social connections to help make positive changes in the lives of people with a lived experience of homelessness.

Please note: This production contains coarse language, depictions of drug use and adult themes.

Dates & Times:

Tuesday 6 November at 12:30pm
Wednesday 7 November 12:30pm

Tuesday 6 November at 10am
Wednesday 7 November at 10am

Tuesday 6 November at 12:30pm
Wednesday 7 November 12:30pm

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Photo by Patrick Boland

Suitable for Years 9 – 12


Milk Crate Theatre have been using Augusto Boal’s Forum Theatre for years as a tool for raising issues around and relating to homelessness. As one of the only theatre companies in Sydney that focus on Forum Theatre and Theatre for Social Change at a professional level, we’re delighted to have them back again with On The Edge. This work is their third in a trilogy of shows dealing with mental health issues, linking this show not only to the Drama syllabus (Augusto Boal and Political Theatre) but to the PDHPE syllabus as it’s dealing with personal and community health.


Download the Curriculum Links here: On The Edge Curriculum Links


Download information on how to book here: How to Book

Download Riverside’s Risk Assessment here: 2018 Risk Assessment


Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

Ticket Options

Show and Workshop Package (Student/Teacher) $35
Show Only (Student/Teacher) $23
Single Tickets (12:30pm shows only) $23
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30


Show: 1 hour 30 minutes (No interval)
Theatre Workshop: 1 hour 30 minutes (No break)

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