In Search of Applause by Maroussia Vladi

Tuesday 11 December 2018


Presented by Keep It Moving Theatre, Maroussia Vladi's 'In Search of Applause' will be at the Old Red Lion from 12 February 2019.
In Search of Applause at Old Red Lion Theatre

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In Search of Applause, written and performed by Maroussia Vladi, is destined to play at the Old Red Lion from 12 February to 2 March 2019.

Directed by Andrew Hurst and presented by Keep It Moving Theatre, the show is a new, romantic comedy in the form of a one woman play that explores our human propensity to search for validation from the world around us for the rational decisions we've made ... while our insides tear in two.

Maroussia Vladi, is the writer and performer of the award winning two-hander play "What Seems Like A Lifetime Ago", which was first staged at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2013.

The show later went on a national tour around Australia and received critical acclaim.

Maroussia studied at The Conservatoire of Dramatic Arts in Adelaide, Australia, and then went on to specialise in Physical Theatre at École Jacques Lecoq in Paris, and received a Masters at La Sorbonne in French Culture and Literature.

While in Paris, Miss Vladi founded the theatre company Keep It Moving Theatre.

Their debut production, "Rhinos Are Not Yet Dead", was programmed in Paris in April 2017 and then went on tour around France.


I mean, I like him very much.

Which is similar really.

Maybe even the same thing.

In fact, it's almost better perhaps. Yes, better.

Because you're not over-burdened by this need, this paralyzing, distracting need to see them, to hear them, to touch them, to love them.

Which is impossible really.

It's impossible to show your love for someone.

It's NEVER enough, neither for them nor for you.

You always want more; they always want more.

And if ever you fail to show them that ONE day, that ONE night that you LOVE them.

If they ever for the slightest second feel UNLOVED or LESS loved … or you feel like that, then this wave of hate just enters you, and occupies you, and roars inside of you until all you can do is hurt the other.

And you lose so much time in the process.

Time that you could have spent concentrating on YOU.

And all this in the name of 'Love'.

A four letter word that only leads to destruction.

But don't I miss it? You are asking yourself this aren't you?

If I miss this feeling? This over-powering sensation … A little.

Like someone who can't eat gluten anymore might miss bread. In the end, it will just make me feel bad.

When I think of everything I have gained in my life: a partner whom I like and respect and admire.

Who makes me smile.

With whom, when I go to bed … I sleep soundly, and I sleep well so that in the morning I can exercise and I can run and just know everything is fine … then leaving ''crazy love'' behind is so small in comparison.

Love is a barrier we put in the way of our own health and sanity.

I love myself too much to love anybody else.

Do you believe Lorelei?

It's tempting.

How much has 'comfort' tempted you in the past?

A new, romantic comedy in the form of a one woman play that ponders the question of whether 'comfort' is more useful than 'passion' in one's life.

After all, who's ever going to be truly happy?

We may at least be comfortable.


Maroussia Vladi


Author: Maroussia Vladi
Composer: Robinson Senpauroca
Director: Andrew Hurst
Designer: Emily Megson
Production: Keep It Moving Theatre


Old Red Lion Theatre
418 St John Street


From: Tuesday 12 February 2019

Closes: Saturday 2 March 2019




Same-day double-ticket to see both rattled & in search of applause £20

Concessions: £12.50

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