Rough Trade, written and performed by Katie Pollock , is a mix of sex and politics, and a cuttingly witty commentary on a failed society.
Described in the press release for this year’s Sydney Fringe as: Part stand-up, part takedown of capitalism, part wannabe dancing dildo musical, this one-woman play is a celebration of resilience, humour … and sex toys!
An irresistible combination!
Growing out of a Facebook group called Rough Trade Sydney, Pollock’s play portrays a character whose life has gone haywire, leaving her reliant on an internet community.
The play exposes the reasons why capitalism and patriarchy leave women over 55 increasingly among the homeless.
A show attendee wrote: Funny, insightful and kind, Rough Trade sings in its exploration of communities and connection.
Directed by Anthony Skuse.
6-10 September, Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre
15-16 September, Lennox Theatre, Riverside Parramatta