Mr Burns
A Post-Electric Play

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D’oh! A dazzling new American comedy of the future.

Presented by State Theatre Company and Belvoir

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

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)

People who are blind or have low vision can now book for Audio Described performances online: May 2, 6:30pm and May 6, 2pm

Captioned performances are provided to enhance the theatre experience for those who have difficulty hearing. As the usual screens are not able to be used for this production in The Space Theatre, patrons are able to access via their mobile phones for this production only. If you need this service, please see full instructions on how to download the GoTheatrical app

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

Download the Mr Burns Program.


Imara Savage

Musical Director

Carol Young


Jonathon Oxlade

Lighting Designer

Chris Petridis

Sound Designer

Jeremy Silver


Lucas Jervies

Accent Coach

Paige Walker


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

Dates & Times

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Audio Described