Addiction, corruption, environmental destruction. At best it seems our species has an irresistible need to self-harm. At worst, we seem bent on wiping ourselves out. Provocateur Mitch Jones (aka Captain Ruin) imagines our dystopian future in AutoCannibal, a visceral blend of clowning, performance art and physical theatre that takes us into a world in which only one human survives. There are no natural resources left. There’s no food, no water, no other living creatures.
What else can he do but eat himself?
Thrilling, confronting and darkly funny, AutoCannibal marks a powerful evolution in Jones’s creative practice, one based on years of experience performing in fetish clubs, sideshows and circus big tops.
AutoCannibal may be hard to watch, but you won’t want to look away.
Runtime: 55 mins
Wed 13 Jan at 8.30pm
Thu 14 Jan at 8.30pm
Fri 15 Jan at 8.30pm
Sat 16 Jan at 8.30pm
Sun 17 Jan at 7.30pm
Reserved Full Price – $39
Reserved Concession – $35
+ booking fee
Please note that paired seats cannot be split, therefore if you are after a single seat please select a seat that is on its own.
If you are after other configurations, please contact the Sydney Festival office during business hours.
Entrance to Carriageworks is via an access ramp leading to the main entrance which is located at street level at 245 Wilson St. Accessible parking is available at the end of Carriageworks Way with entry via 229 Wilson Street. The Carriageworks car park also includes four mobility parking spaces.
75% visual content. This performance has minimal dialogue, some background music and/or sounds.
Patrons that require a copy of the small dialogue component of the show can be sent the text in advance. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a copy.
Service animals are welcome at Carriageworks.
Face masks are mandatory at all Sydney Festival events for all patrons 13 years and older, in line with NSW Government regulations. A face mask is required at all times while inside foyers, theatres and outdoor venues, including during performances. Children 12 and under are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable.
All festival patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health regulations. Tickets to this event are sold to 75% of capacity. The current regulations allow patrons to be seated alongside each other and not socially distanced within the theatre. If, at the theatre, you have any concerns in relation to this, please approach an usher for assistance. Patrons may not move between seats unless directed by an usher.
Warning – this performance contains adult themes, simulated sex & violence, smoke & haze effects.
Complete lockout – latecomers will not be admitted.
Recommended for ages 16+.
Creator/Performer Mitch Jones
Director Masha Terentieva
Set Designer Michael Baxter
Lighting Designer Paul Lim
Production Manager Ewen Pendreigh
Technical Operator Rachel Lee
Sound Designer Bonnie Knight
AutoCannibal has been created by Oozing Future.
This project has been supported by Creative Victoria and Snuff Puppets.
Photo: Jacinta Oaten
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