A powerful, engaging, and highly entertaining work by one of Melbourne’s critically acclaimed artists, Gavin Roach returns to Adelaide to present The Measure of a Man at the Bakehouse Theatre as part of the 2019 Adelaide Fringe from 26 February.
How do you measure a man? Is it the way he walks, the way he talks? Told in Roach’s trademark humorous, raw and deeply candid style, The Measure of a Man will stare into the heart of one man’s sexual anxieties and pull out the kinds of stories much LGBTI theatre shies away from – stories often shrouded in embarrassment or shame.
A perfect balance of comedy and drama – from light-hearted and uproariously funny moments to gut-wrenching, dark moments that expose the scars and open wounds that still remain, hidden underneath the glitter. The Measure of a Man is unmissable -if there is a show that will enchant, enlighten and exhilarate in equal measure, this is it!
Gavin Roach is a critically acclaimed writer, performer and producer whose work includes: Confessions of a Grindr Addict, Any Womb Will Do, I Can’t Say The F Word, The Measure of a Man, And Then the Snow Fell On Egypt and All The Songs I Can’t Sing. Gavin adapted and produced Beyond Priscilla: The Play and was the co-devisor / co-creative developer of We Were There – showcasing the stories of woman during the HIV/AIDS crisis in Australia.
“This theatre work questions the notions and importance of sex, male body image, relationships and what is it is to be normal.” – OUT in Perth
The Measure of a Man
Studio – Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angus Street, Adelaide
Season: 26 February – 2 March 2019
Information and Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au
Image: Gavin Roach in The Measure of a Man (supplied)