The second spectacle in THE COMING OUT performance trilogy


Game Show is a large-scale show biz spectacle that examines one man’s pursuit of fame and what he is willing to sacrifice for a chance at the big time. Set in a television studio, contestants compete for the chance to take home prizes; the game show hosts very own possessions! The host of Game Show, Humphrey, puts it all up for grabs and is placed under increasing pressure to sacrifice sentimental and increasingly valuable items in his quest to win. Game Show fuses game play, moral dilemmas, community engagement, live cinema and a scripted performance that critiques the cult of celebrity and the value of fame and materialism.


Creators – Tristan Meecham, Bec Reid, Willoh S. Weiland, Martyn Coutts, Liz Dunn, Lara Thoms & Lucia Ilett

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This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. This project has been assisted by Brisbane Powerhouse, Aphids and Insite Arts. Game Show is produced by Insite Arts.

World Theatre Festival
Scratch Series, Brisbane Powerhouse
22 – 24 February

Culture Lab
ArtsHouse, Melbourne
11 May

Images Bryony Jackson

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.