A Fairly Lucid Production
Written & Performed by Ben Noble
Additional Words by Rochelle Bright, Meg Courtney, Bjorn Deigner, Dan Giovannoni, Elise Hearst & Finegan Kruckemeyer
Directed by Casey Gould
Design by Jacob Battista
Lighting Design by Lisa Mibus
Sound Design by Coleman Grehan
Image by Luke Cadden
Everything is great for Corey.
He loves his wife.
He’s learning to talk to his son.
He got promoted at work.
Life couldn’t be better.
But when Corey’s sitting at his son’s hospital bed, everything he used to rely is about to be taken away. Deeply buried secrets bubble to the surface when no one’s looking and history will repeat itself.
Based on the gay hate crime epidemic that blighted Sydney’s coastline throughout the 1970s and 1990s, resulting in as many as 80 murders and 30 unsolved cases, this one-man show presents a gruesome Australian history lesson.
PLEASE NOTE: This production contains material that may upset or disturb.
NOMINATED FOR A MELBOURNE GREEN ROOM AWARD
“Noble is exemplary. An important story that needs to be told”
“a powerful, emotional, thought-provoking and stunningly performed piece of theatre”.
“a solid, effective show. Ben Noble perfectly embodies the everyman”
“MEMBER is an… important part of the queer arts. Highly recommended. Ben Noble is captivating”
The Plus Ones
“Fairly Lucid Productions have a real winner on their hands with Member. Provocative, Punchy and Powerful. An incredibly important work”
“the most confronting work of theatre you're likely to see this year - utterly gripping and hypnotic”
“a powerful indictment of gay hate crimes. Noble’s performance is compelling and passionate.”
“a gripping depiction of tribal behaviour and homophobic violence”
Eight Days a Week
"so powerful and moving” ★★★★ 1/2
The Buzz from Sydney
Noble “elevates this simplest of theatrical forms, the one man show, to an art that is hard to beat - powerful, dark and urgent”
Suzy Goes See
"MEMBER might be a tough experience but it’s an informed, well expressed superbly acted production - extraordinary work”
Sydney Theatre Guide
"spellbinding and speechless and on the edge of my seat”
ben noble - writer/actor
Ben’s acting credits include MEMBER (Sydney Mardi Gras Arts Festival),The Subtle Art Of Flirting (Tunks Productions), Wind In The Willows (Australian Shakespeare Company), As You Like It (Spark), Raton Laveur (Fairly Lucid Productions), One Last (Summerworks), Scrooge (Stage West Canada) Phaedra’s Love (Controlled Chaos), BJ Fletcher Private Eye (Bee Charmer Productions) and Fat Tony & Co (Screentime Australia).
Ben's first play won 3rd prize in the St Martins Playwriting Competition, his commissioned piece Short Trip part of the Scattergun Project, took out St Martin's Best Play. His follow up, Go, Fish was short listed for Play of the Year in 2005. He has been a guest speaker with the Melbourne Writers Festival, and was a co-writer and dramaturge at Riverland Theatre Company with HOONS, performed at Adelaide Fringe Festival. Ben also teaches acting to students aged 9-20. He is the Creative Producer of Fairly Lucid Productions.
Production Stills by Deryk McAlpine.