Enemies of Grooviness Eat Shit

Betty Grumble
23–27 August
Eveleigh Works, Vivid Sydney
Sydney, NSW

“Transformative and WILD. See Grumble” – Peaches

Your lovingly local hysterical heretic and person of interest Betty Grumble is back with her new offering, Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh!t. A deep dive into Grief, Pleasure and Justice.

Grumble continues her quest for world-saving and love-making via our ancestors of rock ‘n’ roll, poetry and protest in this all-singing, all-howling cabaret du Sex Clown. This is the show she performs instead of an assassination, where laughter is sharpened to a blade, and the body, a feeling tonic.

Grumble invites us to join forces for – and become nature, a composting composition, a genre smash of corporeal ceremony and radical ritual. This is a space for the trouble, a place for recognition and a raising of the vibration towards equal parts hope, love, flesh and rage energies.

“…if everyone can get in touch with the Betty Grumble within, things will be all right.” – Suzy Goes See

WARNING Strictly 18+

Energetic Advisory: Strobe, Incense Burning, Loud Music, Full Frontal Nudity, Discussion of Intimate Partner Violence, Discussion of Sexual Violence, Discussion of Ecocide, Sex Scenes, Discussion of Death & Grief, More Full Frontal Nudity, Love Energy, Rage Energy, Hope Energy, Fuck Energy, and even more joyfully wetter full frontal nudity!


We cannot wait to welcome you to Eveleigh Works, a blacksmiths’ studio at Bay 1/2 Locomotive Street, South Eveleigh.

From 7pm each night, our friends 107 Projects will be behind the bar, and food is available from South Eveleigh’s amazing local vendors, including Eat Fuh, RaRa, Fishbowl & more.

We’ll have a new dj playing before and after the show each night. Come and get some Grumble.

Dates and Times

Monday 23 August to Friday 27 August

Doors open 7pm for an 8pm sharp show start. Tunes and bar flowing til 11pm nightly.

AUSLAN Interpreted session Wednesday 25 August, interpreted by Leah Brown.


All sessions are wheelchair accessible
Auslan Interpreted Show 
: Wednesday 25 August


Tickets are General Admission, or become a Supporter of Grooviness and pay what you can to contribute more towards the production. ZipMoney is available to pay in instalments.

  • General Admission tickets are $45 + booking fee
  • Supporters of Grooviness are $50 and over (just type in what you’d like to pay) + booking fee
  • Unwaged & Concession tickets are available for those who need (+ booking fee)

Covid Safety

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Emma Maye Gibson

Betty Grumble

Performer / Stage Manager
Megana Holliday


Dramaturg / Art Doula
Victoria Spence

Dramaturgical Team
Dr Vivienne Linsley, Charlotte Farrell & Dr Annie Sprinkle

Care Consultant
Stella Delight

Sound Design
Betty Grumble & stereogamous

Biofeedback technology & composition
Dr Vivienne Linsley & Ross Symington

Pussy Print Flag
Ms Saffaa

Costume Design
Matthew Stegh & Haus of Helmutti

Lighting Design & Operator
Alex Torney

Produced by Performing Lines

Thom Smyth

Current dates & tickets

23–27 August
Eveleigh Works, Vivid Sydney
Sydney, NSW
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Information for Presenters

This production is available for national and international touring.

Thom Smyth Producer
Marion Potts Executive Producer

Presentation History

The Red Rattler Theatre
Marrickville, NSW

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Enemies of Grooviness Eat Shit is produced & presented by Performing Lines in association with 107 Projects and Eveleigh Works as part of Vivid Sydney 2021. This project is supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW and Create NSW; the City of Sydney; and was originally supported by The Red Rattler Theatre.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of our First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.