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A Prudent Man (VIC, Australia)

Tour Coordinators

1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2020

Short Synopsis

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?

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

Written and directed by Katy Warner and performed by Lyall Brooks, A Prudent Man won the 2016 Melbourne Fringe People's Choice Award from over 400 productions.

In 2017 it enjoyed a sold out season to over 600 audience members at Fringe World Perth where it was nominated for Best Theatre and has just returned from a sold out season at Darwin Festival where we added an extra show due to demand!


A Prudent Man has resonated with audiences from all demographics who are keen to explore a work that touches on the current state of political discourse in Australia.


BUDGET NOTES: As this production is not applying for tour funding, the weekly tour costs listed above INCLUDE all travel and accommodation costs in the sell-off fee to give assurance to Presenters on the final fee.

Weekly fee: $9,930 (plus GST) – one week including 6 days at 1 venue and a maximum of 8 performances. Includes 2 workshops. Maximum of 2 activities per day.

Split fee: $5,960 (plus GST) – two or more das at one venue. Includes 1 workshop. Maximum of 2 activities per day.

Daily fee: $3,475 (plus GST) – 1 day. Maximum of 2 activities. 1 workshop and 1 performance, or 2 performances.



WINNER: 2016 Melbourne Fringe People’s Choice Award

WINNER: 2016 Melbourne Fringe WA Tour Ready Award

NOMINATED: 2016 Green Room Awards for Best New Writing

NOMINATED: 2016 Melbourne Fringe Award for Best Performance

NOMINATED: 2017 Fringe World Perth - Best Theatre

OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2017 New York United Solo Festival

Reviews Feature

★★★★★ "Profound and gripping viewing for all. You simply must see this shocking commentary on conservative politics." - Theatre People

★★★★★ "This is theatre at the very top of its game: complex, enlightening and thoroughly accomplished." - The Music

★★★★1/2 "Warner's script is whip-smart... a brilliant piece." - The Australia Times

★★★★ "Writer and performer have reached the pinnacle of drama." - Arts Hub

★★★★ "A powerful and thought-provoking finale." - The West Australian

"Lyall Brooks gives a Tour de Force performance." - Isolated Nation


Written By
Katy Warner
Directed By
Katy Warner
Lyall Brooks
Availability Status
Available at short notice


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