Nicola Gunn, Australia

Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster

The story of a man, a woman and a duck.

The work has a simple premise – exploring in depth the moral dilemma of what to do if you see a man throwing stones at a sitting duck – but gradually becomes more and more complex.

Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster dissects the excruciating realms of human behaviour and navigates the moral and ethical complexities of intervention in a frenzied monologue, accompanied by an intense physical choreography and a rhythmic electronic score.

Shifting from seemingly incongruous anecdotes through comedy to the unexpectedly profound, Gunn tackles weighty philosophical questions with a verbal dexterity and furious athleticism.

Contains lasers, haze and strong language.

This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Created and performed by Nicola Gunn
Choreography: Jo Lloyd
Sound Composition and Design: Kelly Ryall
AV Design: Martyn Coutts
Lighting Design: Niklas Pajanti
Costume Design: Shio Otani
Script Dramaturg: Jon Haynes
Production Manager and Lighting Operator: Gwen Gilchrist
Sound Operator: Sidney Millar


Samuel Beckett Theatre


26–28 Sept, 7.30pm
29 Sept, 4.30pm




70 mins. No interval.

Talking Theatre

26 Sept, post-show. With Nicola Gunn.