For Real

23 - 25 September, 7:30pm and 26 September 2pm & 7:30pm
Duration: 2h 30m including one interval
Tickets: $20 - $27.50
For wheelchair accessible seats and group bookings please call 6488 2440 Monday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm
The University Dramatic Society presents
For Real

The University Dramatic Society is proud to present this year’s musical, For Real.

Gillian lives and breathes media. Her life is: Wake up. News feed. Get up. Tweet. Stand up. Recaps, replays, stanning, ships, speculation. Shows, celebs, YouTube clips. And all of it from Mallorey, the cheerful, not-at-all sinister media empire – best known for its family-friendly content, tax evasion and worker exploitation.

So, when Gillian becomes one of those lucky underpaid workers at her local Mallorey store, she’s surprised to discover not everyone shares her obsession. So are her imaginary friends, of course.

A superhero warrior princess with an identity crisis, a teenage heartthrob who’s contractually obliged to be straight, and a pop star worshipped as a bona fide goddess are just some of the colourful Mallorey-inspired gang that live in the garden of Gillian’s generic imagination. But as Gillian discovers living in actual reality is actually kinda nice, her fantastical friends fight to literally change her mind.

For Real is a satirical comedy about media consumption, living in fantasies and, like, life.

Book and lyrics by George Samios
Additional lyrics by Xavier Hazard, Julia Schwab and Yarra Arnes
Directed by Xavier Hazard and Julia Schwab
Music by Daniel Watts and Yarra Arnes
Choreography by Courtney Withers

Please note this performance contains swearing and haze. It is suitable for persons aged 14 and over.