Banging Denmark

26 Jul — 24 Aug 2019

The Studio, Sydney Opera House

★★★★ “Extremely funny” SMH
★★★★1/2 “Gutsy and hilarious” Audrey Journal
★★★★ “Crackles with joy” The Guardian

By Van Badham
Directed by Jessica Arthur

World premiere

A battle of the sexless

Ish Madigan is a feminist academic writing a thesis on computer games. Jake Newhouse is a full-time management consultant and part-time pickup artist. They’re not exactly best friends.

But when Jake’s latest crush – a brilliant Danish librarian – doesn’t respond to his usual seduction techniques, he knows he needs help. Jake asks Ish to coach him in feminist-friendly flirtation. He’ll pay. And Ish needs the money.

So, what’s stopping her? Oh, you know, just ethics, morals and every fibre of her being.

From the pen of Australian playwright and social commentator Van Badham comes this hilariously explicit new comedy. Banging Denmark is a swinging satire on the men who claim to understand the ‘female mind’ and the online culture that inspires them.

STC Resident Director Jessica Arthur (Lethal Indifference) directs a fabulously funny cast including Amber McMahon (Accidental Death of an Anarchist), Megan Wilding (Blackie Blackie Brown) and Michelle Lim Davidson (Top Girls, ABC’s Utopia). Swipe right.

Approx. duration 1hr 40 mins (no interval). Subject to change. More info
Content warning Strong language, adult themes, sexual references, theatrical haze. Subject to change. More info


Mon – Thu performances
A Reserve tickets $45
B Reserve tickets $40
Under 30 $35

Fri & Sat performances
A Reserve tickets $45
B Reserve tickets $40

Preview performances
All tickets $35

Restricted view seats
These seats have an impeded view of certain scenes. Please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 with any questions.

Standing room tickets
Standing Room ticketholders are required to stand for the duration of the performance, seating will not be provided.
Preview performances $16
Mon – Sat matinee performances $18
Sat evening performances $20

Transaction fees may apply
$7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter