Telethon Kid


Sam’s adoring subscribers would describe him as an icon, and Instagram’s honey of disability pride. Sam would describe himself as having one foot in the grave, the other in the bed of his latest hook up—turns out a rare degenerative disease is just what you need to live a little #itsgivingblessed After rising to fame as the poster child of Perth Children’s Hospital 2007 Telethon, Sam reunites alongside his paediatric doctor-come-lover when they are nominated for a coveted research grant from big pharma. In a sexy ethical nightmare, the influencer's platform probes the shortcomings of an industry that repeatedly fights those whom it’s meant to help. Comedian, thought leader, and disabled ingenue Alistair Baldwin’s debut comedy starring Ashley Apap, Max Brown (Nosferatu), Effie Nkrumah and William Rees, and directed by Besen Family Artist Program 2020 alumni Hannah Fallowfield gleefully straddles the ambiguities of doctor-patient relationships and agency for self-expression.
Theatre/Venue NameMalthouse Theatre
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Friday Aug 4 7pm

Saturday Aug 5 1.30pm

Saturday Aug 5 7pm

Tuesday Aug 8 7pm

Wednesday Aug 8 7pm

Thursday Aug 10 7pm

Friday Aug 11 7pm

Saturday Ag 12 1.30pm

Saturday Aug 12 7pm

Sunday Aug 13 7pm


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Creative Team

Written by Alistair Baldwin

Directed by Hannah Fallowfield

Cast List

Starring Ashley Apap, Max Brown (Nosferatu), Effie Nkrumah and William Rees.

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