The Peter Principle

12 Sep - 14 Sep 2019

The Peter Principle

Thomas McDonald

Part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2020

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The Peter Principle is the philosophy that every worker is promoted to the level of their incompetence, but what if you are already hopeless at everything? 

This physical comedy with circus bits in it works 9 to 5 to understand our relationship with work, procrastination and purpose.

This 45 minute travesty is suitable for interns, work experience kids and rusted-on pencil pushers everywhere!

“McDonald’s rope routine is jaw-dropping, and the lack of lyra or sequins in favour of jeans and a business shirt reminds us that these extraordinary feats are also very human.” – (...We Should Quit)

“McDonald’s ‘corde lisse’ (rope acrobatics) is fantastic, giving us just enough suspense while showing off his honed skill” – Glam Adelaide (...We Should Quit)

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Thu 12 Sept, 2019, 6:30pm
Fri 13 Sept, 2019, 6:30pm
Sat 14 Sept, 2019, 3:00pm


45 minutes


$20.00 – $25.00


The Melba Spiegeltent
35 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066
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