Tall Man


A fierce and tender evocation of our complex relationship to land, wealth and our most precious resource, family.
Multi-award winning theatre company RealTV (Helicopter, Random, The Dark Room) bring their gripping, edge of your seat theatre to La Mama.

‘We just fuckin lived
lived for the moment
lived like fuckin kings’


Storytelling at it’s most primal…
Scene Magazine

One of the most exciting theatrical pairings in the country…
Sydney Morning Herald

After sitting through a string of disappointments on our independent theatre scene lately, I’ve been looking for something electric to restore my faith. This nuggety little two-hander from Angela Betzien did the trick. It’s a corker and you should rush to see it.
Cameron Woodhead, The Age

Though the story touches on many tropes familiar to the Australian true-crime tradition, there’s something original here in Betzien’s writing. These are less lines written for actors than runes carved in ironwood with the sharp edge of a lump of ore. The feeling of the place is palpable, its spirit looms up and puts the soul in shade…This new production from RealTV packs a mighty punch.
Time Out

If you see nothing else, see this. The nuance and permeability of its story is cutting, while the performances of the actors need to be seen to be believed. Drop everything. See Tall Man.

“…beautiful and painful.”
Sometimes Melbourne


Writer: Angela Betzien
Director: Leticia Caceres
Composer: Pete Goodwin (The Sweats)
Photography: Sebastian Bourges

Past Seasons

Dates: 18 April to 4 May
Venue: La Mama, 205 Faraday St Carlton