FIGHTING CHANCE BALL
On Saturday 20th of October, Midnight Feast performed at the superb 10th Fighting Chance Annual Dinner. As lightening streaked the sky, guests ventured down the rabbit hole to the Mad Hatters Tea Party, meeting rock punk jabberwockies, a pair of psychedelic caterpillars, the majestic queen of hearts, a delayed white rabbit and our whimsical Alice, all while being swooped by a chattering of squawking cockatoos! John Farnham 2.0 returned for another farewell performance, and Elvis, Tina Turner and Michael Jackson all made an appearance before dinner had even begun!
Duncan Penny (James Penny), who always wears his heart on his sleeve, misplaced his heart (Brianna Harris) as dinner was served, and wooed the audience as he tried to control his heart through a moving performance to the aptly chosen song A Heart Without a Home. Oliver House narrated his very own Australian play My Mother and the Cockatoos as the Midnight Feast Professional and Inclusive Ensembles came together to transform the University of Sydney MacLaurin Hall into the quintessential Australian veranda. Midnight Feast’s performances for the evening culminated in a return of Duncan Penny when his heart, having gone too far, had to revive him in the centre of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
Fighting Chance are an EPIC company designing, building and scaling social enterprises which move the dial for Australians with disability and their families, and provide these services to many in the Midnight Feast Company. Their mission is to ask ‘what if’, to see the world as it isn’t yet, to imagine a future quite different to the present, and then they make it happen! We were so honoured and proud to support Fighting Chance at their 10th Annual dinner and can’t wait to see what the next 10 years will bring!
Fighting Chance Link: https://fightingchance.org.au/