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Lab Kelpie and QUT Gardens Theatre present

A Prudent Man

A well-groomed, confident-looking man enters the room and sits on a comfortable and expensive-looking leather chair. A bright light shines on him. There's water and a glass on a table, but that's all. Perhaps this is an investigation. What has he done wrong?

What makes the Trumps, the Abbotts and the Hansons of this world tick? What would happen if their world started to shift ever so slightly?

Embodying their slogans, mannerisms and headlines, A Prudent Man is an amalgamation of recent history's conservative politicians.

This award-winning darkly comedic political thriller asks what it means to be right... in more ways than one.

Lyall Brooks' mannerisms and stutters and body language are the perfect vessel for Warner's informed and undeviating words and direction... This show is what happens when a small group of brilliant and creative people come together: they make something wonderful


Stay a while after the show and enjoy these special Up Late events

Q&A – Friday 11 May
Dig a little deeper into the making of a contemporary theatre work as writer and director Katy Warner and performer Lyall Brooks join us for a very special Q&A in the foyer following the performance of A Prudent Man. Complimentary snacks provided; cash bar open.

Monologue Masterclass – Saturday 12 May
Stay for "Act II" as participants of the Monologue Masterclass with Lyall Brooks perform their 2–3 minute monologues on the Gardens Theatre stage, following the performance of A Prudent Man. Available to ticket holders only.

Register for the Monologue Masterclass


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