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NUTS Presents: Mr Burns, a post-electric play

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Written by Anne Washburn, featuring music by Michael Friedman

Civilisation has fallen after an apocalyptic disaster, leaving the world without electricity. Amidst the ruins of a broken America, a group of survivors huddle together and attempt to recall an episode of The Simpsons while trying to forget the world they’re in. Seven years later, a theatre trope travels the country using relics of their old world - old Simpsons episodes, commercial jingles and contemporary pop songs - to entertain a society slowly starting to rebuild. Seventy five years later, a new generation stages an epic piece of musical mythology, starring some curiously familiar characters - but not as we once knew them.

An ambitious, dark and funny epic spanning decades, Mr Burns explores how far pop culture can be pushed - even when culture seems extinct - and humanity’s ever evolving relationship with storytelling using The Simpsons, Martin Scorcese, Diet Coke and a little bit of Lady Gaga.


This show contains violence, coarse language, references to and depictions of death, a depiction of a panic attack, strobe lighting and gunshots.


  • NUTS/CAST - $14.00 (+bf) 
  • Arc Member - $20.00 (+bf) 
  • Concession - $22.00 (+bf)
  • General Admission - $24.00 (+bf)


  • Matt/Itchy - Tom Jenkins
  • Jenny/Love - Cinnamon Howearth
  • Maria/Edna Krabappel - Brooke Benyon
  • Sam/Hate - Zoe Berg
  • Colleen - Susannah Pretty
  • Gibson/Troy McClure - Trinity Ray
  • Quincy/Marge - Catilin Beckwith
  • Bart - Grace Gilhawley
  • Mr Burns - Arnold Walsh
  • Lisa - Lucy Jeong
  • Homer - Matt Posumah
  • Scratchy - Jack Wormald
  • Ned Flanders - Elizabeth Armour
  • Groundskeeper Willie - Nicole Bayona


  • Director - Alex Mouhtouris
  • Assistant Director - Anastasia Dougenis
  • Producer - Lungol Wekina
  • Stage Manager/Production Manager - Angus Crampton
  • Assistant Stage Manager - Emily Hall
  • Lead Designer - Dom Young
  • Musical Directors - Dylan Ford, Alex Towell
  • Musician - Iris Wu
  • Choreographer - Daniel Phung
  • Costume Designer - Cinnamon Howearth
  • Assistant Costume Designer - Nicholas Matthew
  • Lighting Designer/Operator - Hennessey
  • Assistant Lighting Designer - Luna Ng
  • Sound Designer/Operator - Sophia Tudman
  • Set Designers - Valentina Spyridopoulos, Bella Wellstead
  • Assistant Set Designer - Olivia Soca
  • Props - Alicia Benson
  • Publicity Head - Zoe Berg
  • Publicity Assistant - Keanna Cifuentes
  • Publicity Assistant - Anandi Ganguly
  • Graphic Design - Grace Cooper
  • Photographer - Lily Carter

NUTS and the Mr Burns team acknowledge that this show was produced, rehearsed, and performed on the lands of the Bidjigal People. We acknowledge that these lands always were, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

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