KIDS KILLING KIDS

MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL (2013).
DEVISED, WRITTEN + PERFORMED WITH TOO MANY WEAPONS.

In November 2011, four Australian playwrights travelled to Manila to collaborate on a stage adaptation of Koushun Takami’s notorious Japanese teensploitation pulp thriller Battle Royale. The glossy, hedonistic pulp-violence of the cutting-edge production led to an intense cult following among young Filipinos, and a range unexpected consequences for performers and creators alike.

A documentary theatre piece exploring the Battalia Royale project and the ramifications of on-stage violence and international artistic collaboration.

  • Awarded Best Experimental Theatre at the 2013 Melbourne Fringe Festival Awards.



Photos by Sarah Walker.


Devised, written and performed by David Finnigan, Georgie McAuley, Jordan Prosser and Sam Burns-Warr. 
Directed by Bridget Balodis, designed by Melanie Koomen.
Presented by MKA and Q Theatre Company in association with Melbourne Fringe Festival and Crack Theatre Festival.
Supported by City of Melbourne and Arts House.