The Shape Of Things



A rehearsed reading for NT Ed followed by a Q&A with the director and cast. 


Adam is nerdy, insecure and a bit of a loser with women. When he meets Evelyn, a bright, self-assured graduate art student, he can’t believe his luck when she shows an interest in him.



With her encouragement, he beings a ‘self-improvement’ regime: exercising, ditching the junk food, updating his wardrobe, getting contact lenses and gradually gaining in self-confidence.



His best friend Phillip approves of the ‘new, improved Adam’, while Phillip’s girlfriend Jenny begins to find herself attracted to him. But Evelyn hasn’t finished with her transformation of Adam. How far can she convince him to go? And how can she make him prove that he’s more devoted to her than his friends?



This modern morality tale riffs on the Frankenstein myth to examine the nature of art, the meaning of trust, and people’s willingness to do anything for love.



Creative team

Director Debbie Smith


To be announced

Dates & Times

Wed 10 May, 11.30am & 7.30pm


$10 per student
Teachers free when accompanying a school group

For more information (including Venue & Safety Risk Assessment) or to make a booking, please contact our  Acting Theatre Manager, Alice Livingstone: or 02 9519 3403

An amateur production by arrangement with ORiGiN Theatrical, on behalf of the Rights Holder