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A Social Service single work   drama  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 A Social Service
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'A Social Service / should help people, shouldn’t it?

'Featuring Nicola Gunn and David Woods, this smart performance sticks its nose into the gap between rich and poor, and smells something funny. Prepare yourself for an in-your-face look at systems that claim to help the needy, but only help themselves.

'In a send-up of greed, status and the machinations of power, Gunn and Woods take a satirical look at the state of the public housing system, and the developers and bureaucrats who control its future. Questioning who these safety nets are really there to benefit, A Social Service digs at a reality more concerned with replicating itself than improving the situation. When the people at the top have no understanding of ordinary worries, needs or wants, maybe their help is the kind / we’d be better off without.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • Performed at the Malthouse Beckett Theatre, Southbank Melbourne : 11 - 29 August 2015

    Original concept by / Nicola Gunn

    Created & performed by / Nicola Gunn & David Woods

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Housing Project Chris Boyd , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 August 2015; (p. 12)

— Review of A Social Service Nicola Gunn , David Woods , 2015 single work drama
Stepping on Shaky Ground Liza Power , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 August 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of A Social Service Nicola Gunn , David Woods , 2015 single work drama
'A new play sees art and capitalism collide with the gritty realities of life on a public housing estate.'
Stepping on Shaky Ground Liza Power , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 August 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of A Social Service Nicola Gunn , David Woods , 2015 single work drama
'A new play sees art and capitalism collide with the gritty realities of life on a public housing estate.'
Housing Project Chris Boyd , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 August 2015; (p. 12)

— Review of A Social Service Nicola Gunn , David Woods , 2015 single work drama
Last amended 3 Aug 2015 08:51:20
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