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The Wit & Wisdom of the Socially Awkward
Home  /  2020  /  2021  /  Catapult Company  /  AWKWARD

An extremely funny and entertaining night out

Come to the party!!!!

A New Dance Theatre Work by Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub

Directed by: Cadi McCarthy & Craig Bary

Experience the wit and wisdom of the socially awkward. Smarting from a pick-up line that bombed?

Tongue tied at meeting strangers?

Last party over before the late news starts?

A group of people come to a party, having been invited by friends of the host. They don’t know each other. They don’t know anyone else at the party. They don’t even know whose house it is, and their friends don’t show up.

Sound familiar?  

 “It was absolutely brilliant and so very entertaining! Every dancer’s performance, without exception, was exceptional. The music and choreography were perfect. With my limited knowledge of dance, I reckon the show you created is fantastic, it was witty, clever and beautiful to watch. ‘Awkward’ needs an extended run so that more people have the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful experience.”


“I was one of the lucky people that saw the sold out Season of Awkward by Catapult Dance at the City Hall in Newie. As an Artistic director of a Physical theatre company in Sydney I have the pleasure of seeing a vast amount of different works, and some connect with me more than others. Awkward is one of the best shows I’ve seen in recent times. I enjoyed it for many reasons, The combination of world class dance, singing, coupled with Popular music that has a nostalgic feel. The journey of the work is humorous, tragic but definitely awkward all wrapped in one.  It was fun and I’d love to see it again, I highly recommend it.”


“It was a truly remarkable show. It was moving and funny. I watched it twice I enjoyed it so much”


“At Newcastle city hall for their showing of Awkward. Wow – this is fantastic – the most enjoyable live performance I have seen for a long time. Such brilliant talent in the creation of Awkward and the performances as well. How lucky Newcastle is to have this talent. The rest of Australia really needs to be able to see this, it was brilliant. On again Saturday night – highly recommend it!”


It made me laugh, it made me cry! A great story conveyed beautifully through the choreography delivered by such talented dancers. I loved it 


“Had me laughing and squirming! Made me feel like I was going through those awkward years all over again. What a party! Witty & fun, & great music. An excellent night out all round.”

Collaborators/ Performers:

Alexander Abbot, Belle Beasley, Craig Bary, Angelyn Diaz, Alexandra Ford, Nicola Ford, Mikayla Nangle, Skip Willcox, Sophia Van Gent

Film Credit: Ashley de Prazer

Under Pressure: David Bowie & Queen

Performed by: Zackari Watt

Supported by Create NSW & the City of Newcastle