Mustard Seed Productions
in association with The Depot Theatre presents
the world premiere of new Australian play
My Father's Left Testicle
By Murray Lambert
Go back to where you came from! A new Australian black comedy .
 

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2 - 12 November 2016

Director Murray Lambert
Producer Emily McGowan and Murray Lambert
   
Cast Robert Carne, Matt Lausch, Emily McGowan,  Nicholas O’Regan, Kristelle Zibara
 
 

"Murray Lambert’s new Australian play, My Father’s Left Testicle, is a triumph. Funny, thought-provoking, challenging and engaging – this is independent theatre (and thinking) at its best." AU REVIEW
 
"Vivid, energetically performed message piece, and packs several knockout punches. This is a brand new black comedy play that matters, full of words and ideas that are powerfully articulated." SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE
 
My Father’s Left Testicle couldn’t possibly be more relevant right now…thought-provoking, hilarious and at times uncomfortably close to home…This deeply subversive play delves where few productions have the courage to go and leaves you feeling contemplative above all else.” OZ BABY BOOMER
 
"Given the depth and tragic nature of the material, I had a remarkable time watching My Fathers Left Testicle. It is one of the funniest shows I've ever seen, and leaves one thinking long and hard about its subject matter. Highly recommended." LISA THATCHER
 
"The most powerful moments of My Father's Left Testicle left me with a physical reaction...It may be a comedy, but it is not for the faint of heart. This is a risk-taking, subversive work that is (sadly) likely to be relevant for a long time to come." SYDNEY SCOOP
 
"Lambert frames the stories within a context of very black comedy, some sequences of which are genuinely funny and others proving to be very uncomfortable viewing, although undeniably powerful....Often imaginative and passionate." SUZY GOES SEE
  
 
 
 
8pm Wed-Sat, 5pm Sun
(Preview Wed 2 and Thurs 3 November)
 
 
"Where you from? Nah, originally.
Nah, I mean where are your parents from?”
 
My Father’s Left Testicle is a new Australian satire set against the grimy backdrop of a detention centre.  Using very dark satirical comedy, this play vehemently holds a mirror up to our Nation, by challenging Australians to come face to face with the stark reality of Detention Centres. Applying age old theatrical techniques, the piece takes a political stance against Australia's refugee policies in an engaging and confronting way.

Inspired by the effervescent form of Commedia dell’Arte the play utilises slapstick, acrobatics, clowning and a few quality ‘dick jokes’ for good measure to explore what it means to be Australian, a refugee and a human. Daring to go to the darker side of comedy this play challenges that nationality is a biological roulette and asks not which country, but testicle we all came from.

Murray Lambert is a writer, director and performer who graduated with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts from Excelsior College (formerly Wesley Institute) in 2013. He is currently the Vice President of Matriark Theatre Co. He is also the Co-Artistic Director of Mustard Seed Productions, a company passionate about creating new works which explore contemporary themes and issues of the Australian milieu.