Delectable Shelter single work   drama   - 90 minutes
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'A black comedy about white terror, 'Delectable Shelter' is a no-holds-barred portrait of the privileged, facing the end of the world as they know it.

'In a bunker deep within the earth, five survivors plan a utopian society. Their dreams are lavish, their visions grand and their aspirations (somewhat) noble. But saving the world is the easy part; the hard part will be learning to share it with those they thought were beneath them.

'Taking cues from Moliere, Brecht and Chris Morris, 'Delectable Shelter' lampoons the prejudice ingrained in our prosperous Western society as it declines from dominance in the 21st Century in a grotesque comedy of the not-too-distant future.

'A new play from multi-award winning theatre renegades The Hayloft Project and Critical Stages, 'Delectable Shelter' is a laugh-out-loud funny production that speaks directly to our modern society in a sharply clever way.' (Publisher's blurb)

Production Details

  • Premiered at Theatre Works, St Kilda: 31 Mar 2011 - 17 Apr 2011

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Works about this Work

Bunker Down for a Tale of Powerful and Privileged 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 August 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of Delectable Shelter Benedict Hardie 2011 single work drama
Bunker Down for a Tale of Powerful and Privileged 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 August 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of Delectable Shelter Benedict Hardie 2011 single work drama

Awards

2013 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best Score or Sound Design in an Independent Production Awarded to Benny Davis and Alister Mew
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