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SUDS Presents: Nowhere Fast

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SUDS Presents: Nowhere Fast

An original work by Rose Cooke

19 April - 28 April

The Cellar Theatre

Doors open 7PM

Show starts 7:15PM

Run time: 1 hour 30 minutes with no intermission

The insecure alpha male. The hysterical office slut. The unhinged incel. The cool girl. 

Nowhere Fast puts all these archetypes in a soulless workplace - what could go wrong?

Rose Cooke’s Nowhere Fast is an original work shaped by power plays and gender performance. Fed up employee Joan is in the wrong place, wrong time. She picks up the phone right in the middle of accountant Ed’s “moment” - he’s been reading those incel forums a little too closely. Since when could the bleakest office in the building be this thrilling?

But then their boss, Adam, and ditzy coworker, Sharon, become tangled up in Ed’s plans, and the stakes get higher… somehow. Ed’s gone off the rails. Adam and Sharon’s masks of gender performance begin to slip. Joan has to make a decision - confront her flaws, or continue to play holier-than-thou and risk much more than just her Cool Girl reputation. Will they all move past their differences, or go out with a bang like a gender reveal gone horribly wrong?


Ed: Felix Tonkin

Joan: Ruby Lewis-Millar

Adam: Michael Sebastian

Sharon: Jadzia Stronell


Writer/Director: Rose Cooke

Dramaturg/Producer: Aqsa Suryana

Assistant Producer: Alexis Nguyen

Set Designer: Jade Gillis

Set Assistants: Ligia Cristea and Nat Yuen

Sound Designer: Jade Carter

Sound Assistant/Operator: Ishaani Saha 

Lighting Designer: Renee Jaiswal

Lighting Assistant: Freya Ma

Costume Designer: Emilia McGrath

Costume Assistants: Isla Clancy and Loren Andrews

Stage Manager: James Wily

Graphic Designer: Margot Roberts

Photographer: Gemma Hudson

Videographer: Thomas Hennessey


Strobe lighting

Unsettling sounds

Coarse language

Racist language

Depictions of a hostage situation

Sexist language and activity

Themes of death and violence

References to suicidal tendencies


SUDS acknowledges that the University of Sydney and the Cellar Theatre reside on stolen land; the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. As a society that exists to tell stories, it is important to acknowledge that stories were being told on this land for thousands of years before British colonisation.

SUDS pays respect to elders past, present and emerging.

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