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In an escalating series of tasks performed on four treadmills, Pony Cam enacts the recklessness, euphoria and optimism that comes before burnout in Burnout Paradise.

Following sold out shows at Melbourne Fringe and RISING, Pony Cam bring their hilarious and award-wining show ‘Burnout Paradise’ to Bondi Festival! What begins as a simple wager between performer and audience becomes a desperate attempt to complete a series of escalating tasks that confront the limitations of the performer’s bodies, spirits and minds. This is not an endurance feat, nor is it performance art, it is an unraveling realization that the system we participate in is not designed for us. A delusional and physical celebration of our collective struggle to establish clear boundaries in our lives!

One of the most frenetically uproarious shows you will ever experience” ★★★★★ TIME OUT 

An admin apocalypse is upon the Pony Cam crew as they tackle arts funding in this unhinged and unmissable Fringe show. If watching an arts grant application’s arcane and inscrutable complexities in real-time – complete with the attached Excel budget spreadsheet – isn’t your idea of a gripping thriller, think again!” ★★★★★ SA Russell Words

Meet the artist collective:

Pony Cam are an award-winning experimental collective of five theatre makers from around Australia. Their work is driven by a desire to bring people together to create experiences that could not otherwise be had. By subverting well-known forms, activating unexpected spaces, and inviting audiences into their work in unexpected ways, they create moments where audiences are challenged to question their assumptions, laugh at themselves, and reject habitual recourse. As an ensemble, Pony Cam have trained together for over five years, and their practice is instinctive, physical, and highly playful. No two of their works are formally the same, but each is driven by a desire to reimagine their impact in the world, find joy in community, remain utterly silly and laugh in the face of tragedy.

Insta: @ponycamcollective


Thursday 11 – Saturday 13 July 6.30pm


Full price: $36

Concessions: $32


There are two entrances to Bondi Pavilion including entry via Bondi Beach front and Campbell Parade, both providing accessible entrances. You can find ramp access with mobility parking spaces at the front and rear of the building. There are two floors, the ground floor has full access with a lift to level 1 where you can find the bar, Theatre and Seagull Rooms. Accessible amenities are located on both the ground floor and level 1.


A Hearing Loop emits a wireless signal, for those with a hear aid or cochlear implant processor can switch to the T Switch to receive this signal. Hearing Loop is available in the Theatre of the Bondi Pavillion.


Bondi Festival supports the Companion Card program. For patrons who require the assistance of a companion or carer, a second ticket is issued at no cost to the Companion Card holder. These tickets are available directly through the online booking system, and the Companion Card holder must present their card at the Box Office.


Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and assistance animals are welcome at all Bondi Festival events and venues.

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Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Duration: 60min

Dates: Thursday 11 - Saturday 13 July

Price: $32 - $36

Venue: Bondi Pavilion Theatre

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