One Hour
No Oil

Co-written by Kenneth Moraleda and Jordan Shea
Directed by Kenneth Moraleda

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 5 – 22 AUGUST 2020
  • Duration 1 Hour 10 Minutes (No Interval)

    *** Given the unprecedented global health crisis we currently face, Belvoir has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel all  performances of One Hour No Oil. We are being cautious and following the government’s directive to restrict public gatherings. The health and safety of our audience, staff and actors is always our first priority.

    If you purchased a ticket to One Hour No Oil, please consider donating the amount to the producing company to help them recover costs involved in the production. To donate your ticketed amount or to discuss refund options call box office on 9699 3444 or email [email protected]***

    Bhing is a recent migrant and a trained school teacher but has been mending the battered bodies of Perth residents through pressure points and massage tradition to survive. Disenfranchised, anxious and forever sending his hard earned cash home, he yearns to move on to an industry that will excel him.

    Scott, a miner pulled to the Pilbara by a captive pay packet and caught up in the FIFO cycle, arrives for his appointment full of tension and unreasonable demands to be fixed.

    Through a series of massage appointments, the two bring their polarising values, expectations of male friendship and intimate secrets to the fore.

    This new work interrogates the dilemmas of people of colour working within the Australian service industry, the complexity of toxic masculinity, and mental health within the mining work culture through an inventive theatrical language.


    Production Designer Isabella Andronos
    Composer, Sound Designer and Musician Michael Toisuta
    Stage Manager Jana Vass


    John Harding
    Mark Paguio

    • What is 25A?

      This show is part of 25A.

      It has been made by independent and emerging artists.
      They have produced and marketed it themselves.
      They get 100% of the box office and the theatre for free.
      Their task is to make a show for less than $1500.

      Thanks for supporting the artists of the future.

    • Running Time and Content Warnings

      Running Time: Approx. 1 hour 10 minutes (no interval)

      Content Warnings: Coarse Language, Self Harm

      Should you wish to speak to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.

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