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Betty Grumble's Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh*t | Premiere 2020

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"Transformative and WILD. See Grumble" – Peaches

Your lovingly local hysterical heretic and person of interest Betty Grumble is back with her new offering, Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh!t, a deep dive into grief, pleasure and justice.

Grumble continues her quest for world-saving and love-making via our ancestors of rock ‘n’ roll, poetry and protest in this all-singing, all-howling cabaret du Sex Clown. This is the show she performs instead of an assassination, where laughter is sharpened to a blade, and the body, a feeling tonic.

Grumble invites us to join forces for and with nature, a composting composition, a genre smash of corporeal ceremony and radical ritual.

This is a space for the trouble, a place for recognition and a raising of the vibration towards equal parts hope, love, flesh and rage energies.

Thank you, body!

“…if everyone can get in touch with the Betty Grumble within, things will be all right.” – Suzy Goes See


WARNING Strictly 18+

Energetic Advisory: Strobe, Incense Burning, Loud Music, Full Frontal Nudity, Discussion of Intimate Partner Violence, Discussion of Sexual Violence, Discussion of Ecocide, Sex Scenes, Discussion of Death & Grief, More Full Frontal Nudity, Love Energy, Rage Energy, Hope Energy, Fuck Energy, and even more joyfully wetter full frontal nudity!


We cannot wait to welcome you to Eveleigh Works, a blacksmiths’ studio at Bay 1/2 Locomotive Street, South Eveleigh.

From 7pm each night, our friends 107 Projects will be behind the bar, and food is available from South Eveleigh’s amazing local vendors, including Eat Fuh, RaRa, Fishbowl & more.

We’ll have a cute lineup of djs playing before and after the show each night. Come and get some Grumble!


Monday 23 August to Friday 27 August

Doors open 7pm for an 8pm sharp show start. Tunes and bar flowing til 11pm nightly.

AUSLAN Interpreted session Wednesday 25 August, interpreted by Leah Brown.


Tickets are General Admission, or become a Supporter of Grooviness and pay what you can to contribute more towards the production. ZipMoney is available to pay in instalments.

  • General Admission tickets are $45 + booking fee
  • Supporters of Grooviness are $50 and over (just type in what you'd like to pay) + booking fee
  • Unwaged & Concession tickets are available for those who need (+ booking fee)


Find out more about what we are doing, and what you can do, to keep everyone as COVID-Safe as possible. Keeping community safe and strong is what we’re all about.

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All sessions are wheelchair accessible
Auslan Interpreted Show
: Wednesday 25 August


Creator Emma Maye Gibson
Performers Betty Grumble & Megana Holliday
Lighting Design & Operator Alex Torney

Dramaturg/Art Doula Victoria Spence
Original Dramaturgical Team
Dr Vivienne Linsley, Dr Annie Sprinkle, Charlotte Farrell
Costume Design Matthew Stegh & Haus of Helmutti

Sound Design Betty Grumble & stereogamous
Pussy Flag Design
Ms Saffaa
Thom Smyth // Performing Lines

Produced by Performing Lines, presented in association with Eveleigh Works and 107 Projects for Vivid Sydney 2021.

Enemies of Grooviness Eat Shit is produced & presented by Performing Lines in association with 107 Projects and Eveleigh Works as part of Vivid Sydney 2021. This project is supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW and Create NSW; the City of Sydney; and was originally supported by The Red Rattler Theatre.

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We value everyone's safety. We will offer refunds in the event you are feeling unwell or awaiting Covid-19 test results. Beyond those circumstances, refunds are only offered for specific and unusual circumstances, such as an event cancellation. All tickets sold by Performing Lines are issued subject to the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice. Please contact the event organiser to cancel or to request a refund.