Multiple Bad Things - Hero
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Back to Back Theatre | SEASON 2024


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At a time like this, in a placeless warehouse, three employees approach a possibly pointless task. Struggling to work together, they grapple with questions of inclusion, identity and intersectionality. They are forced to test the limits of their bodies, their cooperation and their capacity to care. Civility slips, bad behaviour escalates and reality distorts. The witching hour is here. Who will be the scapegoat?

In the making of this new work, Back to Back Theatre invites new voices into the devising room. Zoë Barry’s score is assembled from collected field recordings of bad things. Anna Cordingley’s design demands the actors’ physical participation to reach its manifestation.

MULTIPLE BAD THINGS is theatre. It is not real. But in a world where self-righteously indignant voices so often drown out the most disenfranchised and vulnerable, this theatre sometimes feels real.

Welcome to the workplace at the end of the world. They’re only saying what you’ve already been thinking.


  • Devisors/Co-Authors Bron Batten, Breanna Deleo, Natasha Jynel, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Ben Oakes, Scott Price, Tamara Searle, Ingrid Voorendt
  • Directors Tamara Searle, Ingrid Voorendt
  • Performers Natasha Jynel, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price
  • Set & Costume Design Anna Cordingley
  • Composer & Sound Design Zoë Barry
  • AV Design Rhian Hinkley
  • Lighting Design Richard Vabre
  • Script Consultant Melissa Reeves
  • Creative Development Michael Chan, Mark Deans, Alana Hoggart, Francesca Neri, Tamika Simpson
  • Stage Manager Alana Hoggart
  • Sound Engineer Thomas ‘Soup’ Campbell
  • Company Manager Erin Watson
  • Production Manager Bao Ngouansavanh
  • Producers Tanya Bennett, Margaret Bourke, David Miller
  • Executive Producer Tim Stitz
  • Artistic Director Bruce Gladwin
  • Photo by Jeff Busby

MULTIPLE BAD THINGS has been co-commissioned by Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), The Keir Foundation, The Anthony Costa Foundation, Geelong Arts Centre and Back to Back Theatre’s New Work Donor Circle, with development support from Une Parkinson

Foundation, Sidney Myer Fund and Give Where You Live.

Back to Back Theatre is supported by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and the City of Greater Geelong.

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Ticket prices

  • Full Price $79
  • Senior $71
  • Concession $71
  • Group (10 or more) $67
  • Student $71
  • Child U/16 $51


The Story House

Venue Address


60 mins, no interval.

Open Captions

Open Captioning is available at all performances.

During the performance, the captions are displayed on a screen, enabling the audience to read what is being said, without obstructing the performance.


The 7:30pm performance on Friday 12 April includes a post show Q&A.


Contains adult themes and coarse language.