The No Bang Theory
Presented by Oliver Hetherington-Page and indelabilityarts
About this Event
Oliver Hetherington-Page hates Sheldon Cooper. That's why his first one-man cabaret is so heavily obsessed with the lead character of The Big Bang Theory. It’s time to set the record straight. Oliver is an artist on the autism spectrum, he’s constantly fighting against the stereotypes popular culture tells the world about the condition. Authentic representation of autism stories on stage is the best way to defeat the Sheldon Cooper syndrome, according to Oliver. Sheldon is a science nerd. Oliver is a theatre kid. Sheldon is obsessed with trains. Oliver is hyper-fixated on musicals. Sheldon has a girlfriend. Oliver is desperately waiting for 'that' Big Bang. The No Bang Theory is a musical journey from dating disasters to diagnosis through #actuallyautistic eyes.
Oliver Hetherington-Page was literally named after a character in a movie musical - at least that’s his story and he’s sticking to it. As such he likes to believe he’s destined to go through life asking for more, more recognition for the arts, more opportunities for emerging performers, more respect for musical theatre, more understanding for people on the autism spectrum which in turn will all hopefully lead to more paychecks for him. He graduated from QUT with a BFA Drama (With Distinction) at the end of 2019. Despite a global pandemic since graduating, In 2021 Oliver debuted his cabaret The No Bang at the Bille Brown Theatre as part of Undercover Artist Festival.
Best Emerging Artist 2023
This project premiered at Undercover Artist Festival 2021, and was supported by Access Arts and Queensland Theatre through the Queensland Government – Arts Queensland.