KaBooM: Stories from Distant Frontlines

Theatre | Australia

Art Lane (Victoria St Entrance)

25 AUG 2018 (SAT)
6:30pm & 8:30pm
26 AUG 2018 (SUN)
6:30pm & 8:30pm

"A moving and thoughtful response to the issue of war....genuine theatricality that also hits us in the solar plexus. Experimental but accessible ... emotionally powerful." - Time Out Melbourne

Please note this event has now finished.

KaBooM is based on the experiences of soldiers who have fought on the frontline. The performance tells the tales of Fabrice, a child soldier from Burundi, who hid in lakes to escape machete wielding hordes; Majid, who deserted after fighting for 10 years in Saddam Hussein’s army; Ivor, who, as a 16 year old escaped the Holocaust to fight in the Pacific Islands along with a guardian monkey.

The stories, a series of interlocking performance vignettes, are told via the body of one female performer, adding an original women’s perspective to the tales of “Men at War”. She assumes complimentary and companion roles in the story telling: the grieving war widow eating alone; the absent lover; the daughter brought up with the ghosts of war constantly hovering in the background.

Using an arsenal of contemporary theatrical weapons - projections, aerial work, pulsing sound track – KaBooM is both deeply personal and universal.

Cast & Crew
Artist/director: Deborah Leiser-Moore
Tour manager: Allie Wilde
Technical manager: Ben Beare
Sound design: Big Toxic

KaBooM was developed in collaboration with Younes Bachir, Adriano Cortese, Regina Heilmann, Lech Mackiewicz, Bagryana Popov, Gail Kelly and Sylvia Neale.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Photo credit: Lachlan Woods & Matto Lucas


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60 minutes
Not suitable for audience members under 6 years of age. We reserve the right to refuse admission to latecomers. Ticket holders are strongly advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled performance start.

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