Man The Balloon

The 2017 Senior School production was Man the Balloon by Australian playwright, Matt Cameron. Man the Balloon is a satirical, absurdly comic parable of an insecure, small-minded society bent on self-destruction. The play tells the story of Elliot Rumble who declares the outbreak of an alarming trend: citizens are spontaneously combusting. Elliot, a hapless balloon enthusiast, struggles to uncover the cause of the random blow-ups and convince everyone they need help before they all disappear.

The production was truly a student run event. The BGS VCE Theatre Studies class chose the play and made important design decisions regarding acting style, set, costume and lighting. Students from SMS provided actors, dancers, choreographers and the backstage crew. A fantastic collaboration that resulted in a professional and highly entertaining performance.

Ms Judy Taylor
Production Co-Director