'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)
Performed at the Malthouse Beckett Theatre, Southbank Melbourne : 11 - 29 August 2015
Original concept by / Nicola Gunn
Created & performed by / Nicola Gunn & David Woods