Australia is burning, US/Iranian tensions are mounting, and we haven’t even reached mid-January… anxious yet?

Out of this chaos, award-winning drag tragicomedienne Pearle Harbour brings us Agit-Pop! – musical meditations for the pre-post-apocalypse. Developed over five years of live performance, Agit Pop! is an ever-changing collection of Pearle’s favourite, best, and most heart-wrenchingly hilarious short acts. Weaving her signature acid wit and demented storytelling through the day’s headlines, Pearle takes on the world, from our mounting ecological anxiety, to nuclear tensions (past, present, future), from the well-trod tactics of strongmen, to digital escapism. Throughout the piece, Pearle serenades audiences with new arrangements of old classics and little known gems by David Bowie, Judy Garland, Tom Waits, and more.

This show will offer a Talkback on Jan 14 after the performance. In this Talkback, Pearle wants to know: what makes you anxious? How do you deal with it?

Performances run at Factory Theatre Mainspace (125 Bathurst) from Jan. 9-19. Grab tickets here.