Popping Lead Balloons

A high-energy comic drama for teens and anyone who has survived adolescence.

Join Mel as she takes a walk down the not so sweet memory lane of her high school years – when bitching became an art form and the sound of a text message could mean that your whole social life was about to crumble.

A wickedly funny stand up routine, interspersed with scenes depicting school life (and social death), Popping Lead Balloons explores the nature of contemporary girl culture, with its complicated status games and high-tech bullying. Taking Arthur Miller’s The Crucible as inspiration, the show examines a modern witch hunt and the consequences for both the bullies and their victims.

Powerful and truthful. I saw it twice and was moved both times.
– Sue Pearn, All Hallows' School, 2009
Wonderful! So relevant and entertaining.
– Tara Richter, Millmerran State School, 2009

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