Pig Iron People

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2013

by John Doyle

Directed by Michael Borenstein

Set on a quiet suburban street with not quite enough parking for the residents, The Pig Iron Peopleexamines two generations and the way the politics of their time have shaped them.Characterised by John Doyle’s humour, which brilliantly illuminates the hearts of his characters, The Pig Iron Peopleis a timely satire infused with profound tolerance for the foibles of humanity.Australia, 1996: The winds of change begin to blow like a gale through the nation as a new government has taken the reins. Nick’s out of step.  He’s a writer; no writer has ever lived on Liberal Street before and the residents are making sure he knows it.From now on people will have to make their own way in the world. People will no longer be rewarded for being weak. The madness is over… The people have spoken. This is what they want, this is what they voted for, and if you don’t see it like them, then you are out of step. So get used to it. In this suburban satire, John Doyle’s infectious humour takes an affable yet sublimely sharp look at an Australia we all recognise.Performance dates: May 2013