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Never Mind The Monsters @ FringeWorld

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Innovative, independent professional new theatre
Perth comedian Alex Manfrin has joined award-winning writer Anna Bennetts to create this funny, thought-provoking double bill.

Anna Bennetts in "Never Mind The Monsters"

Never Mind the Monsters will make you laugh while delving into the dark monsters of the mind.

Never Mind the Monsters is a unique and thought-provoking darkly comic double bill, which intertwines laughter with the notions of sanity and insanity and takes the audience on an exploration of the poorly understood realm of mental illness.

Les : ( Miserable tries to get out of bed but is trapped in his apartment by the 'black dog', a mysterious woman in black - depression.

Les and Blackdog argue their different perspectives on Les' life: Is Les wasting his days in his flat because of Blackdog or has she appeared because he's wasting his days in his flat? It seems Blackdog has all the answers, but will Les find a glimmer of hope before the red door is painted black?

Delusion of Doubt is part physical theatre, part theatre of the absurd, and a surreal journey into the shadows of the mind. David suffers from OCD, a spiky grotesque monster that shadows him, taunting his every move.

In desperation, David succumbs to the Emotional Freedom Technique suggested by his psychiatrist, Dr Simms, and the results are wickedly unexpected.

Never Mind the Monsters runs from the 19th to the 23rd February at The Blue Room Theatre at 7:00pm. Tickets cost $20-$25 and are available from the websites of FringeWorld and The Blue Room.

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Why? A unique and thought-provoking darkly comic double bill
When: 7:00pm
Phone: 0424 368 839
Where: The Blue Room Theatre, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge.
Cost: $20-$25
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