What’s On: Bloom Girl (Charli Burrowes)

Bloom Girl

3 – 11 Feburary

Talbot Theatre, Thomas Dixon Centre, West End

Brisbane independent artist and filmmaker Charli Burrowes will make her national theatre debut in Bloom Girl, a solo show about what it means to be liked, loved, or just real in the social media age.

Directed by Elise Lamb, the show is a neon bright, 80-minute spectacle following the protagonist ‘Bloom Girl’ as she navigates the good, bad and downright ugly of living a life online. Bloom Girl will be the first play to activate at the new $100 million performing arts hub, The Thomas Dixon Centre, in West End. 

Bloom Girl has been Burrowes’ passion project for many years and has been realised across a diverse range of art forms including visual art and a short film of the same name released in 2018. Burrowes said she hoped this latest rendition, the convergence of her real and digital life experiences, gave people something to talk about and connect with.

“It’s a story about wanting to be loved (and ‘liked’). With a few heartbreaks in my back pocket, I have combined my experiences of the digital dating scene to turn them into something a little fun, just in time for Valentine’s Day,” she said. “It’s probably not the play you would take your nanna to see, but fun drunk aunties, definitely!”

Following its Brisbane performances, which will culminate in the closing night ball to be held at Lightspace, Bloom Girl will tour to Sydney and Melbroune. Burrowe’s art exhibition by the same name will be open to the public, and free to view, during trading hours at the Thomas Dixon Centre.

For ticketing and further information, visit the Bloom Girl website

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