Sydney Fringe At Parramatta

Rough Trade

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 15 September - 16 September 2022
Category Theatre

Riverside Theatres Presents
Sydney Fringe At Parramatta
Written and performed by Katie Pollock
Directed by Anthony Skuse

Inspired by Facebook swap groups, playwright Katie Pollock delivers a funny and powerful monologue about the patriarchy, trading sex toys, women of a certain age and the drive for connection.

Part stand-up, part take-down of capitalism, part wannabe dancing dildo musical, this one-woman play is a celebration of resilience, humour… and sex toys!

Through an intricate web of objects and a drive for community and connection, the members of Facebook group Rough Trade Sydney are giving the giant middle finger to capitalism, with trades that are funny, sexy, strange and touching.

Inspired by these true stories, playwright Katie Pollock peels back the layers to reveal a character for whom life has taken a series of wrong turns, leaving her in a place where she is dependent on this internet community for her very survival.

A thrilling (and sometimes terrifying) examination of the ways capitalism and the patriarchy fail us, and the precarious position all women risk finding themselves in, Rough Trade is ultimately a story of hope in challenging times.

For lovers of FleabagHacksBetter Things or Mom… if life gives you lemons, trade ’em for something sweeter!

Connect with Rough Trade
Facebook: @roughtradeplay

Performance Warning
This production contains Coarse Language.

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This project has been made possible through the assistance of the City of Sydney, Inner West Council, and Sydney Fringe Festival’s Art in Isolation.

This is a Made in Sydney event, co-produced with Sydney Fringe Festival.


Image Credit: Teniola Komolafe

Writer Katie Pollock
Director Anthony Skuse
Producer Joy Minter
Assistant producer Tabitha Woo
Sound designer Cluny Edwards

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Dates and Times:

Thursday 15 September 2022 at 6:30pm
Friday 16 September 2022 at 8:30pm


Approx. 55 minutes (no interval)

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