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Robert in Crisis



Artback NT is bringing the award winning Robert In Crisis to the Gove Arts Theatre in April. This is sure to be an amazing performance so make sure you book your tickets in advance to secure your seat!

Robert needs a bloody drink!

Robert has it pretty sweet. Kids, wife, house in the ‘burbs’, the whole shebang! Until he receives a bombshell from the missus. After a wild night with his best mate, his life is further torn apart and he enters into another world, an outsider looking in, with no responsibilities and nothing else to lose.

Robert in Crisis explores the notion of why men sometimes make extreme and damaging decisions after being confronted with a situation they are not equipped to handle. This gripping monologue is performed with black humour and treads a fine line between the understandable and the inexcusable. Issues of familial separation and domestic violence rear their ugly head and do not hold back on the inevitable destruction and consequence.

Set to a 90s alternate rock soundtrack, Robert spins a tale of his journey to the dark side. As his life spirals out of control, audiences are left wondering, will Robert redeem himself or ultimately become the monster?

The inception of the show came from writer and performer Scott Gooding’s personal experiences. Ten years ago Gooding was living through a depressive episode. Sitting outside of himself, watching in, Gooding witnessed how his own behavior was making his partner at the time miserable. Gooding reflected that it was like being “taken over by another entity”.

Winner of the Darwin Fringe Festival Best Performance Award 2019, Robert in Crisis is a darkly comic study of ‘good blokes’, infidelity, revenge … that departs reality.

Trigger Warning: Content in this show contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing and are not suitable for younger audiences.

Location & Directions

  Gove Arts Theatre, Nhulunbuy NT 0881


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