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The Process at Metanoia Theatre

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"… a cry for change that all should hear …"

Peter Wilkins, Canberra Times

'The Process' is a biting political satire that mercilessly dissects the immigration policies of both the previous Labor and the current Coalition government with hilarious results!

Dubbed 'A play about refugees in five dubious acts', 'The Process' will play for a strictly limited season at Metanoia Theatre from the 2 to 6 December 2015 (6 performances only).

Written by Ian Robinson and directed by John Gauci (Prisoner, Neighbours, Rusty Bugles), 'The Process' depicts the plight of a Tamil asylum seeker caught in limbo between being a genuine refugee and having a negative ASIO assessment.

Told with humour and pathos, 'The Process' is a must-see for all.

Performed by Rajendra Moodley (The Perfumed Garden, Is it because I'm Indian?), Jessica Muschamp (Neighbours, Frontline) and Paul Watson (Once, Winners & Losers). Designed by Les Binns (The Man from Snowy River, Moby Dick, Healing).

Tickets are now on sale through TryBooking. Performances times are as follows: Wednesday to Friday, 7.30pm, Saturday, 2.30pm & 7pm and Sunday, 7pm.

Prices are as follows: Full $30 and Concession $25.

To make a booking, click here or call 9387 3386.

For more information on this production, please visit

What the critics are saying about "The Process"

"The Process is theatre of conviction. Its staging is minimalist, its message direct and honest, its mission fervent and humane. … Satire is the theatre of protest and [The Process] has uttered a striking cry for change, a cry that all should hear."

Peter Wilkins, Canberra Times

"The Process is a very powerful play; it's a strikingly close interpretation of the reality of the plight of the refugees attained in Australian detention centres. … There is some wonderful acting … and in the entire production there is no 'fluffing' around the issues …. It's in your face and tells it like I believe it is, so I recommend it highly … 4.5 stars"

Lisa Romeo, Melbourne Arts Fashion

"The Process … is a delight to watch [the] underplaying of Immigration Ministers from both side of politics, the slightly left of center Gottlieb Shortstraw and the slightly right of center Sly Moribund. The names say it all really; this work is a rollicking parody fully of humour, highlighting the shamefully brutal treatment of desperate and courageous refugees by the powers that be."

Suzanne Sandow, Stage Whispers

"The production deserves the highest praise. Tears of fury fall: gasps of incredulity emit: laughs erupt. … It is already a highlight of the year. Be there!"

Tony Llewellyn-Jones, Actor & Producer

"I was moved and exhilarated by this often tragic, often hilarious play. … A production to make us proud of Australian theatre."

Richard Piper Actor

"How can anything so enraging also be so uplifting? [The Process] raises that challenge as strongly as those other works so long ago which provoked Aristotle to advance the theory of catharsis."

John Flaus Actor and Film Critic

"The Process … is a triumph! Gogolian and at the same time Kafkaesque! Don't miss it!"

Garrie Hutchison, Writer and Theatre Critic

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When: 2 - 6 December
Where: Metanoia Theatre, 270 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056
Cost: $30/$25 conc
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