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  • Three actors in a kitchen dancing

Sugar blends five stories of first love into a candy-coloured confection. Five women concoct their miniature tales of bittersweet romance using baking ingredients and cookies. These intimate object theatre pieces staged on breadboards balanced on the knees of two spectators take place in a 1950s frosted kitchen designed by the multitalented Keith Murray.

Sugar was The Only Animal’s contribution to Hive 3. 12 theatre companies + 1 warehouse space = event/experience/celebration X 12 (that’s big!). With DJs, drinks, dancing at the central cabaret, roving performances, and the 12 surrounding cells filled with creative mayhem and intimate experiences.


DATE: February 2010

VENUE: Great Northern Way

WITH: 2010 Cultural Olympiad / Hive 3 / Progress Lab

Director/ Concept

Kendra Fanconi

Writer/ Performer

Lisa Oppenheim

Writer/ Performer

Nita Bowerman

Writer/ Performer

Caroline Sniatynski

Writer/ Performer

Jessica Harvey

Writer/ Performer

Ella Simon


Raes Calvert

Set Designer

Keith Murray

Costume Designer

Nita Bowerman

Cookie Maker

Melissa Powell