First Seen: Just Wrong by David Atfield

Online from The Street Theatre Canberra
5pm, Friday 10 September 2021
Tickets by donation with limited places 

Just Wrong  is a witty, powerful, music-filled trip, moving seamlessly through time, as it explores what it means to be an artist, what motivates artistic creation in a world full of rejection, and the importance of being ruthlessly honest with yourself to create great art. 

David Atfield talks about Just Wrong

In the Nineties, Gus St. Clair had it all – number one singles, two Grammys and a supermodel wife – but today he’s a washed-up popstar. When the Covid lockdown hits, Gus has another excuse not to work and to indulge further in his glorious failure.

His only friend, Veronica, decides to turn Gus’ life around by presenting him with a comeback opportunity through, of all things, Eurovision! She forces Gus to travel back through his life to find inspiration revealing a journey of triumphs, great loves, missed opportunities, artistic and personal compromises, horrendous exploitation of his talent, and deep sexuality confusions.

First Seen: new works-in-progress offers Australian audiences the opportunity to be part of The Street’s creative process, helping to progress performance works to production-ready stage. First Seen offers a unique insight into development and is a vital part of planning for future years as The Street seeks to bring original and diverse Australian stories to the stage.

Each writer has a dedicated workshop offering time, space, support, and expertise.  Australian audiences are given the opportunity to participate in the development process through the public showings where they open up the floor for a conversation with playwright, director, dramaturg and the actors. You get a sneak peek into Australia’s artistic community and can share your thoughts with the creative teams.

Information and booking link:

Links to performance and following Zoom Q&A will be emailed one day prior to the showing. 

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cast includes: Keith Brockett, Joel Horwood,, Humphrey James and  Isha Menon
  • Director: Craig Alexander
  • Dramaturgy: Shelly Higgs