Theatre, Comedy

Foreign Body


Tickets $27 - $30

Tue 30 Aug - Sat 3 Sep | 1 hour Emerging Artist Sharehouse - The Office
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After years of trying to blend in as a foreigner in Australia, it's finally time to stand out!

Candice grew up in the ‘80s in Apartheid South Africa, but despite her white privilege, inherited prejudices and good girl tendencies, she unexpectedly found herself breaking all the rules (and mum and dad’s hearts) when she shacked up across the forbidden colour lines and gave birth to her mixed-race daughter at the age of 21. Having grown up a fair bit and moved to Melbourne, she’s ready to open up and tell her incredible life story and the lessons she’s learned along the way. Dusting off her memories, Mandela shirt and original accent, she’ll grapple with her labels and reckon with the past using stories, songs and South African slang.

Candice D’Arcy is an actor, writer and improviser with Melbourne’s favourite improv troupe The Big Hoo-Haa! and the popular improvised whodunnit Murder Village. She has participated in Melbourne Fringe many times since moving to Australia, but Foreign Body is her first show at Sydney Fringe.

Foreign Body is directed by Trudi Boatwright – an actor, theatre maker and producer with over 20 years experience. Trudi founded TBC Theatre which produces immersive theatre productions throughout Melbourne including Shadows of Angels at Melbourne Gaol, Naismiths Secret at the Gatehouse at Melb General Cemetery and Rust at Alliance Française.

Show details

Show details
  • 1 hour
  • Venue 1: Emerging Artist Sharehouse - The Office
Performance notes
  • Sydney Premiere
  • Content warnings: Racial themes
Venue details & accessibility
Emerging Artist Sharehouse - The Office

104 Erskineville Road Erskineville, Sydney
Telephone: 95506087


There is ramp entry to the right of the building. The ramp width varies from 98cm at the entrance to 118cm in the middle. Partial uneven ground out the front. Street parking and accessible parking near by, close to bus stops. Note there is an accessible bathroom but can only be accessed through the 'Living room'.

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    "Generous, warm and deeply honest. Absolutely wonderful and highly recommended." RRR SmartArts

    • Writer and performer – Candice D'Arcy
    • Director – Trudi Boatwright
    Presented by
    • TBC Creative and Blank Canvas Theatre Melbourne