“The performers’ easy familiarity with each other carries with it cadences, hesitations, interruptions and overlaps that yield a satisfying rhythm and underpin the trio’s shared sense of the absurd…
Ich Nibber Dibber is pointed fun because it unleashes the kind of everyday talk about the female body rarely heard in the theatre, the performance’s opening image making the point with a grandiose bluntness and music to match. From out of the dark appear three idealised figures swathed in white silk, suspended in space: Baroque angels minus the wings, until they open their mouths. SHIT commenced with a “fuck” litany, here it’s “poo” and vomit. The challenges of height, weight, an eating disorder and pregnancy vividly unfold across the show, rapidly de-idealising the body…
Ich Nibber Dibber is great fun, raw, sharply observant and culturally incisive, in that singular post way.”
– Keith Gallasch, Realtime (full review)
Written, directed & performed by post
(Zoe Coombs Marr, Natalie Rose & Mish Grigor)
Set & Costume Designer Michael Hankin
Lighting Designer Fausto Brusamolino
Composer & Sound Designer James Brown
Dramaturg Anne-Louise Sarks
Originally produced by Campbelltown Arts Centre
Produced by Intimate Spectacle (Harley Stumm)
Premiered in Sydney Festival at Campbelltown Arts Centre, January 19 – 28, 2017
Duration: 70 minutes. Touring team: 4. Suits medium sized studio theatre, ideally with minimum 8m x 8m stage. Set comprises 3 custom built seats on 2m high steel poles and baseplates, and black carpet.
Ich Nibber Dibber’s development was supported by Campbelltown Arts Centre, Playwriting Australia, Bundanon Trust, the Federal Government through Australia Council for the Arts, its funding and advisory body, and the NSW Government through Create NSW.