Unlikely Productions

17 — 22 Mar
Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
Funny New Writing Satire
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“An impressive success for Australian-born Unlikely Productions, who assemble a poignant and thought-provoking line-up of talent.” ***** (Broadway World UK on The Apologists)

1&Only is a near-fi, bureaucratic, satirical comedy. The show takes place in 2048. The government has two years left to fulfill their promise of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and so far, nothing has been done. In a last-ditch effort to save the planet, the Minister for Roads, Transport (and climate crisis) has decided to launch a one-child policy on the unwitting public.

Led by a crack team of political strategists and marketing experts, the audience will join them in a secret underground vault for an emergency meeting as they brainstorm and blue-sky their way through catchy names, viral videos, subliminal messaging, propaganda pop and mind- control technology in their thankless mission to make the notion of a one-child policy sound like an appealing prospect.

Brought to you by the team at Unlikely Productions (The Apologists), 1&Only is written by Gabrielle Scawthorn and Hugo Chiarella, directed by Sam Hooper (Death Suits You) and performed by Gabrielle Scawthorn (The Doctor Blake Mysteries), Rose Riley (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time) and Will Close (Great British Mysteries).

In the age of Boris Johnson, Brexit and Trump, 1&Only is a comedic romp about the politics of selling and the selling of politics.

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About Unlikely Productions

Originating in Australia and newly relocated to London, Unlikely Productions is an emerging production company dedicated to turning unique artistic ideas into action. Formed in 2013 by Hugo Chiarella and Gabrielle Scawthorn, Unlikely Productions work across a variety of platforms and mediums to bring untold stories to international audiences.

Unlikely Productions produced the critically acclaimed, sell-out, Australian premiere of Diana Son’s play Stop Kiss in 2013 in association with ATYP’s Under The Wharf program and The Mardi Gras Festival. The team behind Unlikely Productions are also founding members of the sketch comedy group, I’m With Stupid and have produced content for ABC iView, ABC2, Funny or Die, The Big Smoke and Youtube.

In 2019 Unlikely Productions developed and presented The Apologists at The Vault Festival, directed by Jane Moriarty, written by Lucinda Burnett, Cordelia O’Neill and Iskandar Sharazuddin and starring Gabrielle Scawthorn. The show was extremely well received and has been picked up for a season at The Omnibus Theatre in 2020 followed by a UK tour.

“Gabrielle Scawthorn is magnificent”
Lyn Gardner

“An hour of exceptionally high quality drama that asks some big questions of its audience”
The Play’s The Thing

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*****- Broadway World UK - http://tiny.cc/e8x49y

****- The Upcoming - http://tiny.cc/88x49y

“Gabrielle Scawthorn is magnificent” - Lyn Gardner - http://tiny.cc/cay49y

“A vivid portrayal of emotional struggle in the face of public shame” - 
The Upcoming - http://tiny.cc/88x49y

“an hour of exceptionally high quality drama that asks some big questions of its audience” - The Play’s The Thing - http://tiny.cc/7by49y

“a brilliant performance by Scawthorn”
 Broadway World UK -http://tiny.cc/e8x49y

***** "Like a prayer to the teenage girl...this production needs and deserves its own season. So sharp." - Time Out on SLUT (prod. Julia Dray) - http://tiny.cc/9ij79y

**** "A tough and incendiary look at our culture of victim-blaming and slut-shaming... I hope this production returns to Sydney because it needs to be seen" – Daily Review on SLUT (prod. Julia Dray) - http://tiny.cc/oqj79y


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