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Banging Denmark


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.

Writer: Van Badham

Director: Jessica Arthur

Designer: Renee Mulder

Lighting: Veronique Bennett

Composition and Sound Design: Clemence Williams

Assistant Director: Tasnim Hossain

Movement: Gavin Robins

Cast: Michelle Lim Davidson, Patrick Jhanur, Amber McMahon, TJ Power, Megan Wilding

Photographer: Prudence Upton


★★★★ “Extremely funny” SMH

★★★★1/2 “Gutsy and hilarious” Audrey Journal


★★★★ “a hilarious look at modern dating" Time Out


★★★★ “crackles with joy" The Guardian


“Banging Denmark ultimately succeeds as an experience thanks to Badham’s crackingly funny dialogue, and the insight into the web’s seamy underside that she’s able to provide as a feminist critic,” Limelight


"Van Badham's new play, directed by Jessica Arthur, is a cheerful farce about sexual harassment, internet trolling and sexual predation, if you can imagine such a thing. If you can't, then you should see it because it is very funny." The Australian

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