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Presented by State Theatre Company and Belvoir

By Anne Washburn
Score by Michael Friedman | Lyrics by Anne Washburn
Directed by Imara Savage

Mr Burns
A Post-Electric Play

Season Finished
Space Theatre

Dates & Times

Subscriber Briefing

May 2017

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A post-apocalyptic America. A world without power. Which of our modern myths and legends will survive to be handed down through the generations? Do you even need to ask? It’s The Simpsons!

A group of survivors gather and, to distract themselves from their seemingly hopeless situation, begin to recount the classic Cape Fear episode of The Simpsons. Soon they become the hit theatrical troupe of this dark new world, specialising in The Simpsons recreations. Anne Washburn’s international hit comedy dissolves the barriers between high art and pop culture and imagines a shatteringly funny world where The Simpsons becomes the new bible.

Directed by Imara Savage (The Comedy Of Errors) and starring Helpmann Award winning stars Mitchell Butel (Avenue Q) and Esther Hannaford (King Kong, Little Shop of Horrors) in a co-production with Belvoir, Mr Burns will surprise with its breathtaking invention and delight with its idiosyncratic imagination.

Run time: 2hrs 15 mins (including interval)

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Teachers can download the Mr Burns – A Post-Electric Play study guide here.

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  • Director

    Imara Savage
  • Musical Director

    Carol Young
  • Designer

    Jonathon Oxlade
  • Lighting Designer

    Chris Petridis
  • Sound Designer

    Jeremy Silver
  • Choreographer

    Lucas Jervies
  • Accent Coach

    Paige Walker
  • Cast

    Paula Arundell
    Mitchell Butel
    Esther Hannaford
    Jude Henshall
    Brent Hill
    Ezra Juanta 
    Jacqy Phillips

Dates & Times

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