Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday reflects back upon the audience a kaleidoscopic set of attitudes to age; to confound, amuse and delight
Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday celebrates two epic birthdays – eighteen and eighty – major transition points in adult life.
One represents untold potential and opportunity; the other a lifetime of experiences, aspirations, fears and memories. Scripted from intimate real-life conversations with people either side of these milestones, Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday is a beautifully warm and human show from Roslyn Oades & Collaborators.
Playful and affecting in equal measure, this Melbourne Festival and Malthouse Theatre hit sees Oades continue her ground-breaking ‘headphone verbatim’ documentary theatre technique that creates extraordinarily immediate and vivid performances.
One of the most charming shows of the year ABC Arts
Common humanity brings with it hilarity and heartbreak
Rebecca Harkins-Cross, The Age