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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Astroman
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'Step back in time to the 80s. Gary Ablett has just signed with Geelong. Cyndi Lauper blares through the stereo. And for gifted young teenager, Jimmy Djalu, the local video arcade is the place to be over summer. His mum knows better than anyone that Jimmy is a special kid with the world at his feet, but will he ever find the courage to reach for the stars?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Production Details

  • Produced by Melbourne Theatre Company at Fairfax Studio (Arts Centre Melbourne), 27 October to 8 December 2018.

    Director: Sarah Goodes.

    Associate Director: Tony Briggs.

    Set and Costume Designer: Jonathan Oxlade.

    Lighting Designer: Niklas Pajanti.

    Composer and Sound Designer: Jethro Woodward.

    Cast: Elaine Crombie (Michelle), Nicholas Denton (Mick), Kamil Ellis (Jim), Calen Tassone (Sonny), and Tony Nikolakopoulos (Mister Pavlis).

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Works about this Work

Astroman Writes a Love Letter to the 80s 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 14 November no. 489 2018; (p. 5)

'Elaine Crombie, Kamil Ellis, Tahlee Fereday and Calen Tassone are starring in the world premiere if Astroman in Melbourne.'

Astroman and Krapp’s Last Tape Peter Craven , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 10-16 November 2018;

'MTC’s childish ’80s romp Astroman – unsuccessfully transplanted from New Zealand to Geelong – is unlikely to appeal even to schoolkids, but more adult audiences will revel in Max Gillies’ masterful turn in Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape. By Peter Craven.'  (Introduction)

Astroman and Krapp’s Last Tape Peter Craven , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 10-16 November 2018;

'MTC’s childish ’80s romp Astroman – unsuccessfully transplanted from New Zealand to Geelong – is unlikely to appeal even to schoolkids, but more adult audiences will revel in Max Gillies’ masterful turn in Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape. By Peter Craven.'  (Introduction)

Astroman Writes a Love Letter to the 80s 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 14 November no. 489 2018; (p. 5)

'Elaine Crombie, Kamil Ellis, Tahlee Fereday and Calen Tassone are starring in the world premiere if Astroman in Melbourne.'

Last amended 17 May 2018 10:10:23
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  • Geelong, Geelong City - Geelong East area, Geelong area, Geelong - Terang - Lake Bolac area, Victoria,
  • 1980s
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