Oyster Boy lives inside an oyster. He is a big fishy weirdo just waiting to be shucked. But is the world ready for this nutrient rich, gender fluid, sand intolerant character?
Created by comic geniuses Kyle Walmsley and Elizabeth Millington, Oyster Boy is an hilarious black comedy for anyone who’s ever tried to fit in – but failed. After a Darwin Festival 2020 world premiere, this show was guaranteed to shock, delight, disturb and entertain.
This physical and absurd clammy comedy had you finding your inner bivalve mollusc!
Cast & crew
Elizabeth Millington, Director and Co-creator, is a Russian born director, writer and designer. Prior to arriving in Australia, Elizabeth worked at the Moscow National Theatre Institute and trained at the Moscow Conservatorium and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. In Australia, Millington has created award-winning works for Metro Arts, the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Next Wave and La Mama. Millington was also a participant of the inaugural Women Director’s Program at the Melbourne Theatre Company. She specialises in visual and immersive theatre, black comedy and puppetry.
Kyle Walmsley, Co-creator and Performer, is a director, performer and theatre maker. He has worked for many companies around Australia such as Queensland Arts Council / Arts Link, Brown’s Mart Theatre, Darwin Festival, Polyglot Theatre and The Flying Fruit Fly Circus. Walmsley was the Associate Artist at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus from 2017– 2018 and is currently the Artistic Program Manager for Corrugated Iron Youth Arts. He was a national finalist in ABC’s Raw Comedy Competition and state finalist in Green Faces Comedy Competition.