Never Did Me Any Harm – What is good parenting anyway?

Never Did Me Any Harm

Produced by Force Majeure and Sydney Theatre Company
Devised by Force Majeure

10 August at 12pm & 8pm

Brave New Work


The second production in the Joan’s 2016 Brave New Work season is the critically acclaimed Never Did Me Any Harm. Receiving rave reviews at its premiere at Sydney Festival and subsequent tours to Adelaide and Melbourne Festivals, Never Did Me Any Harm is a powerful piece of dance theatre that provokes discussion and questions the effects of contemporary parenting on young adults in Australia.

 “Candid, controversial and very clever theatre.” Concrete Playground

Never before have parents been under such pressure when it comes to raising children. Is the pressure to get it right overwhelming us? And what is ‘good parenting’ anyway? Are children today given too much choice? Too few boundaries? Less chance to take risks? This production embraces humour in its observations, but also explores the serious frustrations and possible consequences of ‘over parenting’.

Drawing inspiration from real-life interviews, Force Majeure’s award-winning director and choreographer Kate Champion examines current attitudes to raising children. Weaving dance, images and text, Never Did Me Any Harm is a captivating work weaving a distinctively Australian blend of humour, insight and sensitivity.

The Brave New Work series features some of the lowest ticket prices on offer across the greater Sydney area, with single tickets just $35 or $30 concession. Students are well catered for with a special ticket price of $15.

With all performances lasting just one hour this is an excellent way to achieve a quality cultural fix with minimal effort. Audiences are also invited to join the creative team for a complimentary drink and snack after the show.

 Never Did Me Any Harm is on in The Joan’s Q Theatre on 10 August at 12pm and 8pm. Tickets are $35 Standard, $30 Concession, $15 Students.

 To book call The Joan’s Box Office on 4723-7600 or online at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is located at 597 High Street, Penrith. Nearby parking and public transport is available.