A play inspired by a subversive Facebook group – City Hub Sydney

Rough Trade by Katie Pollock. Photo: Teniola Komolafe.

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!

Rough Trade by Katie Pollock – Photo: Teniola Komolafe.

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


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