Sheltered (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Sheltered (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]

Event Information


Wednesday October 18, 2023
7:30 PM


Trades Hall
Corner Lygon Street and Victoria Street
Melbourne, Victoria

Auslan Interpreter/s

Nicole McRae

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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Award-winning solo show about finding adulthood in a youth shelter while navigating cerebral palsy.

WINNER Best Theatre Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe 2023
WINNER Access Award, Adelaide Fringe 2023

Performer Kathryn Hall has one heck of a story to share with you. And a giant heart to match.

Come bunker down with her in this hilariously honest take on the ups and downs of finding adulthood in a youth shelter while navigating cerebral palsy.

Blending comedy, drama, puppetry and one very special quilt, ‘Sheltered’ is an autobiographical rollercoaster that playfully challenges perceptions of disability through the themes of homelessness, the medical system and undying resilience.

From learning how to cook from teenagers while studying in an impossibly inaccessible school system, to navigating a merry-go-round of therapists and doctors, Kathryn’s cheekiness and vulnerability will have you cry-laughing!

After taking Adelaide Fringe by storm, Kathryn is pumped for her Melbourne debut in this powerful new South Australian work that smashes theatre conventions with its quirky incorporation of access and envisions an alternative to the old frameworks of isolation and segregation by finding a new home for people with disability in a more inclusive society.

“A smashing little show of the unexpected, overflowing with rich humour and self-effacing pathos”  – The Barefoot Review
“An incredible, important story. A must-see show”  – Binge Fringe
“An immediate, witty and personal comedic confessional [that] deviates from traditional, inaccessible theatre norms” – In Daily

This project received Cash for Equity through the Fringe Fund, as part of Radical Access.

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