Tawdry Heartburn’s Manic Cures is a free interactive performance, installation and web-work offering you the chance to “get it off your chest”. The performance unfolds in an intimate 15-20 minute one-on-one conversation between Tawdry Heartburn, a six-foot-five nail technician, palmist and Manic-Curist of Secrets, and a single audience member or ‘client’.
Surrounded by varnish, typewriters and things unsaid, Tawdry will professionally paint and polish your nails or read your palm while inviting you to consider divulging a secret via his collection of mechanical “gossip machines”.
Anonymous secrets or regrets may be handwritten or typed, then placed in Tawdry’s secret box. At the end of each day, the box is emptied and contributions are added to the ever-expanding Wall of Secrets for passers by to read.
The best secrets are added later to this website. First premiered in 2008, there have been almost 1000 performances and somewhere north of 8000 hard copy secrets in the archive.
Brisbane Festival 2014
@ Theatre Republic
9th - 27 September 6.30-8.30pm
Free - Bookings - 1st come 1st served