Ten years of life, love & bowel movements, in one conversation

Ich Nibber Dibber maps the lives and practices of three women coming of age in the 21st Century. A single conversation spanning a decade of friendship, bowel movements, birthing moans and tongue piercings.

By Australian collaborative performance ensemble post, and lying somewhere between drama, comedy and political commentary Ich Nibber Dibber looks at what it means to be a woman, an artist, and the way we make sense of the world in conversation with those nearest to us.

Ich Nibber Dibber is a script taken from real recorded conversations over ten years. In rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, theatres & lounge rooms, Mish, Nat & Zoe have used cameras & voice recorders to devise all of their shows.

In the midst of the creative process, they often go off topic – real life events become enmeshed with their characters, current events are unpacked and repacked, and friendship is infected with the topics they are researching. This piece is a daisy chain of texts from these tangential musings.

Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, 5 – 23 Sept 2018


“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)

Creative Team

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)

Production History

Premiered in Sydney Festival at Campbelltown Arts Centre, January 19 – 28, 2017

Production Notes

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.

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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.