In Class Act, working class unfortunate Mish Grigor tells the story of a grotesque world of class and social mobility straight from her dirty mouth. APHIDS have created a bombastic, unexpected deconstruction of My Fair Lady, albeit with less bonnets. Joined by dancer Alice Dixon, directed by Zoey Dawson, and with some experimentally arranged orchids, Grigor’s performance shines a light on the unseen costs of a social glow up. Plus there’ll be high tea (but only for the bourgeoisie).

Please note: High Tea seats are limited and will include hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine upon arrival. Plus you’ll be able to skip the queue and settle in sooner than the great unwashed (just try not to look too smarmy when you do, it’s unbecoming).


APHIDS is a 28-year-old artist-led experimental art organisation based in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia. Collaborative and future-focused, APHIDS is led by Co-Directors Lara Thoms and Mish Grigor with Executive Producer Anna Nalpantidis. The work of APHIDS is feminist, intersectional, angry, and funny; we bring artists into meaningful exchange with audiences through performance, screens, critical dialogue, and unpredictable encounters in the public realm.


This performance contains smoke/haze, high noise levels, coarse language, nudity, sexual references, references to violence and references to sexual violence.

Filming and photography will take place during some performances and personal photography/videography is not permitted.


Created by APHIDS
Lead Artist / Performer: Mish Grigor
Designer / Dramaturg: Lara Thoms
Producer: Anna Nalpantidis
Director / Script Dramaturg: Zoey Dawson
Performer: Alice Dixon
Lighting Designer: Jenny Hector
Sound Designer: Nina Buchanan
Production / Stage Manager: Olivia Walker

Venue Access

There will be an Auslan interpreted performance on Thursday 29 September by Nicole McRae (Auslan Stage Left).

This event is wheelchair accessible and gender neutral accessible toilets are available.

The Substation galleries, bar and bookshop will open one hour prior to the performance.

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