About the production

I was made for loving you baby, you were made for loving me…

Artistic Director Shaun Parker takes to the stage to perform the role of Glenn Flune, alongside the hysterical and dynamic Jo Stone as Rhonda Flune.

A delightful infusion of intense physical theatre, comedy and dance, BLUE LOVE offers a poetic and satirical take on the clichés of pop culture, romance, coupledom and suburbia. From a fantastic place where TV soap meets art-house film, Glenn and Rhonda draw on popular works of art across theatre, music and film, parodying the lip-service given to love and its incarnations. BLUE LOVE is quirky, character-based theatre complete with a fat dose of funny!

“So much fun it can’t possibly be good for you!” Sydney Morning Herald


Creative Team

Director/Writer/Designer/Choreographer: Shaun Parker
Original Direction: Shaun Parker & Jo Stone
Dramaturg: Kate Champion
Performed by: Shaun Parker, Lucia Mastrantone, Veronica Neave, Jo Stone

Photo: Simon Wachter



55 minutes


BLUE LOVE is touring in regional NSW during October 2019 with support of the NSW Government through Create NSW.  See here for dates.

Critical Reviews

Shaun Parker’s “dance” hit is so cutting edge it actually wanders off the edge of any single-word definition. It’s a tight package of snappy acting, super-smooth relevant dance, superb singing and a fat dose of funny. Parker calls it “multi media physical theatre”. This reviewer will settle for a single word label after all: “brilliant”. A funny, inspiring, heart-wrenching journey that turns an hour into a long exciting moment. Parker is a genius”.

Daily Telegraph


This is a performance that splashes the trials and triumphs of true love all over the stage … these are two very accomplished performers. Neave delivers her dialogue with wit and a great sense of timing. The subject matter trawls across Renaissance love songs, beautifully sung by Parker in his superb countertenor voice.

The Age


It is in the telling of their (Glenn and Rhonda’s) story that this production is so unique. It is full of fun and surprises, wit and colour, and most intriguing of all it shows that the difference between the absurd and the poignant can be just a movement away … Blue Love both celebrates and mocks popular culture and with the telling of the ups and downs of love and romance within this context, clichés are inevitable. Rather than attempting to avoid them, Parker has used these to great effect.

Australian Stage Online


BLUE LOVE is so much fun it can’t possibly be good for you. Shaun Parker and Veronica Neave apply their well-honed dance skills to a movement-based parody of an upwardly mobile young couple who trip over their pretensions and their relationship with hilarious unpredictability.

Sydney Morning Herald


‘It’s dance, it’s film, it’s satire, it’s absurdist – a zephyr of cool cleverness…Shaun Parker is a creative force to be reckoned with.’

The Advertiser


‘An evening of amusement and also overwhelming poetic moments…Everything maintains an absurd, wonderful and amusing swing”

Berliner Zeitung


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The Arts Centre, Gold Coast QLD

Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns QLD

World Theatre, Charters Towers QLD

Byron Theatre and Community Centre, VIC

Seymour Centre, Sydney

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith NSW

Canberra Theatre Centre, ACT

Merrigong Theatre Company, Wollongong NSW

Colours International Dance Festival Stuttgart, Germany

The Glasshouse Port Macquarie, NSW

Byron Bay Theatre Byron Bay, NSW

Dubbo Regional Theatre Dubbo, NSW

Jetty Theatre Coffs Harbour, NSW

Contact Details
+61 419 344 484
Level 1, 3A Joynton Avenue, Joynton Avenue Creative Centre Zetland NSW, 2017, Australia
ABN 40 146 251 989

Shaun Parker & Company acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island elders, past and present.

Shaun Parker & Company prides itself on celebrating diversity, regardless of race, religious affiliation, gender identification or sexual orientation.