The Art House presents


17 Feb - 18 Feb 2022 Showing at The Art House Studio

Info Cast & Creatives Reviews


The Art House Presents


Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub

Experience the wit and wisdom of the socially awkward. Smarting from a pick-up line that bombed?
Tongue tied at meeting strangers?
Last party over before the late news starts?

A group of people come to a party, having been invited by friends of the host. They don’t know each other. They don’t know anyone else at the party. They don’t even know whose house it is, and their friends don’t show up.

Sound familiar?

Awkward is an all ages dance theatre show. It is a snapshot into the world of first encounters, the wit and wisdom of the socially awkward.

Pushing past initial encounters, what unfolds are moments of hilarity, intimacy, bumbling missed connections, classic kitchen party moments, the mating ritual and really really bad lounge room dancing. Laugh out loud funny and at times beautifully moving. Reminisce about your own past awkward party moments and groove along to the incredible soundtrack of your favourite music from the 80's. 90's and 00's.

Supported by The City Of Newcastle: Subscription Season & Create NSW

Cast & Creatives

Directors: Cadi McCarthy & Craig Bary

Performers/Collaborators: Alexander Abbot, Craig Bary, Belle Beasley, Angelyn Diaz Alexandra Ford, Nicola Ford, Mikayla Nangle


Audience quotes:

"It made me laugh, it made me cry! A great story conveyed beautifully through the choreography delivered by such talented dancers. I loved it "

"Had me laughing and squirming!

"Made me feel like I was going through those awkward years all over again. What a party! Witty & fun, & great music. An excellent night out all round."

"At Newcastle City Hall for their showing of Awkward. Wow - this is fantastic - the most enjoyable live performance I have seen for a long time. Such brilliant talent in the creation of Awkward and the performances as well. How lucky Newcastle is to have this talent. The rest of Australia really needs to be able to see this, it was brilliant."


The Art House Studio


Thu 17 Feb 2022 - 8PM

Fri 18 Feb 2022 - 8PM

Important Information

Duration: 70 minutes, no interval


Adult: $35.00
Concession: $30.00
Member: $25.00
Under 30: $18.00

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