Seven Deadly Gins is raw, riveting and surprising. Unashamedly female and First Nations, this is a relatable story of overcoming...

Seven Deadly Gins is an original multi-artform theatre show by First Nations artist Yvette Walker that is in mid development. A co-production between BlackBleep Productions and Debase Productions the work was originally developed by Yvette under the direction of Leah Purcell.

As well as the personal and artistic vision that Yvette had for the work, the concept simultaneously grew out of a desire to create riveting, relevant, contemporary and culturally rich content for First Nations actors and creatives to be able to work on in a marginalised landscape that is challenging to create a platform within. It is also an accessible work for non-Indigenous audiences and the creative team welcomes the opportunity to share their work with and story-telling with these community members and audience.

The work is unashamedly female and represents the journey of overcoming trauma (abuse and addiction) not only in childhood but in adulthood and the trajectory of the characters come from Queensland, remote community to the city.

Venue Format
Theatre, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
A, B
Touring Party

This performance will contain adult content and themes. There will be technical requirements related to theatrical optical illusion and special effects.

BLACKBLEEP Founded in 2019, BlackBleep is a Queensland based performing arts company that creates and produces vital and timely new works in collaboration with local artists, communities and companies. Under the artistic vision of Yvette Walker, BlackBleep is a First Nations led company that puts urgent, bold, ambitious and relevant story-telling at the forefront.

With culturally appropriate and tailored methodologies of working with artists and communities with each project, BB aims to uplift the voices and stories of those that too often go unheard.

DEBASE Working in Brisbane and Melbourne, touring nationally and internationally, debase has been creating new shows since 1998.

We are committed to telling Australian stories and challenging our audiences to question stereotypes, history and identity. Our body of work includes The Longest Minute (exploring the intersection of gender, race and sport), Chasing the Lollyman (Mark Sheppard’s exploration of urban Indigenous identity), The Clown from Snowy River (the entire history of Australia told by clowns), Spoilt (an examination of contemporary self-obsession) and Fly-In Fly-Out (a young person’s perspective on the mining boom).

In 2019, debase was awarded the Gold Matilda at the Queensland Theatre Awards for outstanding contribution to theatre in Queensland.

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Unique Selling Point

Seven Deadly Gins was inspired by real life events and at the core of the work is a world and/or characters developed through the lense of the Writer, Yvette Walker that many people will see themselves or someone they know reflected in.

In a time when the innate desire within all of us to understand our place in the world and what we can do to live to our fullest potential and contribute to a future where equality and respect reigns supreme; SDG's asks the question of how far within do we look to uncover who we truly are.

Marketing Materials

Presently in the final creative development stage (funded by the Australian Government through the Regional Arts Fund), Seven Deadly Gins will have a comprehensive suite of marketing and promotional collateral created as it's development life continues. Rich in it's multi-artform elements and visual/audio presentation, in addition to baseline marketing assets, the work will have punchy and exciting 'extra's' including, beautiful First Nations artwork designed merchandise, film clip trailers, interview series and case studies from the work.

Community Engagement

Community engagement opportunities could include (but not limited to):

Bespoke workshops, masterclasses with the cast and/or creative team with the community, dependent on the needs, requirements or request of each city/town. The potential engagement of the cast and/or creative team to work with the community to help them develop their own small showcase based on historical elements from their town/city. Digital exchange and legacy through an interactive web-series. Story-exchange, cultural and performance based relationship building with First Nations and non-First Nations communities.

These will be opportunities that will be informed by the scope of the programming interest and will be costed outside of the mounting costs of the show.