“APHIDS’ Class Act takes a performance art bomb to My Fair Lady” – The Age

In Class Act, working class unfortunate Mish Grigor tells the story of a grotesque world of class and social mobility straight from her dirty mouth.

APHIDS have created a bombastic, unexpected deconstruction of My Fair Lady, albeit with less bonnets. Joined by dancer Alice Dixon, directed by Zoey Dawson, and with some experimentally arranged orchids, Grigor’s performance shines a light on the unseen costs of a social glow up. Plus there’ll be high tea (but only for the bourgeoisie).

Please note: High Tea seats are limited and will include hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine upon arrival. Plus you’ll be able to skip the queue and settle in sooner than the great unwashed (just try not to look too smarmy when you do, it’s unbecoming).


Created by APHIDS
Lead Artist / Performer: Mish Grigor
Performer: Alice Dixon
Designer / Dramaturg: Lara Thoms
Director / Script Dramaturg: Zoey Dawson
Lighting Designer: Jen Hector
Sound Designer: Nina Buchanan
Sound Operator – Reuben Cumming
Producer – Anna Nalpantidis
Production Manager – Harmony Boucher

This project was commissioned by The Substation and made possible through the support of the Australia Council for the Arts, the City of Melbourne, and Creative Victoria. Development for Class Act was supported by The Substation and Yarra City Council’s Art Grants.

Previous Seasons 27 September–1 October 2022 at 8pm at The Substation

Hero image: Bryony Jackson

Production images: Theresa Harrison

APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.