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Mr Burns: a post electric play

Written by
Anne Washburn

Directed by
Michael Friedman

Lyrics by
Anne Washburn

13 Nov – 20 Nov 2021
2hrs incl 20 minute interval

About the show

Post-apocalyptic America. A world without electricity. Survivors huddle around a fire, distracting themselves by piecing together a half-forgotten episode of  The Simpsons.

Seven years later, a troupe of players rehearse a classic episode of  The Simpsons and other snippets of pop culture, clinging to their collective past.

75 years later, the pop culture stories of one era have evolved into the mythology of another. Anne Washburn’s international hit comedy dissolves the barriers between high art and pop culture and imagines a world where The Simpsons becomes the new bible, showing how the stories we tell make us the people we are.


In order of appearance

Matt / Scratchy
Alfred Kouris

Jenny / Bart

Charlotte Lucas

Maria / Marge

Ebony Tucker

Sam / Mr Burns
Harrison Quast

Colleen / Lisa
Olivia Bourne

Gibson / Homer

Philip Lynch

Quincy / Itchy
Wern Mak

Claire / Edna 
Hannah Julii Anderson

Creative Team

Alexander Berlage*

Musical Director
Andrew Worboys*

Production Designer
Isabel Hudson*

Lighting Designer
Isaac Barron

Sound Designer
Kaitlyn Crocker

Assistant Musical Director
Cypress Bartlett*

Band (Piano)
Dylan Pollard*

Band (Guitar)
Owen Drinian*

Band (Percussion)
Rowan Brooks*

Production Team

Production Stage Manager
Nathan Sandy

Deputy Stage Manager
Tim McNaught

Assistant Stage Manager
Keelan Ellis
Isobel Morrissey

Costume Supervisor
Lucy Jauristo

Properties Supervisor
Hunter Depalo

Construction Manager
Matthew Hinton

Head Mechanist
Scott Cleggett

Head Electrician
Bella Thompson

Voice and Dialect Coach
Jennifer White*

Movement Consultant 
Troy Honeysett*

Costume Assistants 
Delan Woods
Michiru Encinas
Natalie De Palo

Properties Assistants
Gaia Stein
Connor Palmer
Zali Kassi

Design Assistants
Lou Flowers
Paris Burrows
Madaleine Cooper

Construction Assistant 
Tommaso Patelli

Michrophone Technician
India Lively

Chris Milburn-Clark

Madeleine Picard

* = Guest
** = Staff
***=Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance