Bakehouse Theatre


Written & Directed By: Phillip Lee Curtis

Ego Jacket:
A persona that functions like a bulletproof vest. A disguise to conceal the truth.

By the age of 25 Phillip had lost 60 kilos, come out, had abdominoplasty, dealt with heartbreak and staged two shows about it, so you could say that all his troubles are behind him ...right?

With an upbeat attitude Phil prepares to stage a rock show for the ages, but as it turns out, just because you say you’re fine doesn’t mean you actually are. Join Phillip Lee Curtis on an audio visual journey of self-discovery in this rock cabaret extravaganza that explores anxiety, self-sabotage and the deep internal void.

Featuring a soundtrack of largely Australian classics, including songs by INXS, Nick Cave and Tina Arena, Ego Jacket explores deep personal issues and the fragility of mental health while laying bare truths Phillip has kept hidden even from himself. But will it all be too much? Can the show still go on?

So if like Phillip you’ve ever felt alone, struggled with mental health, eating disorders and identity, or if you just love great music, then get along to see Ego Jacket. It promises to be thought provoking, energetic and just a tad narcissistic.

“A powerful beyond belief performance... Curtis is a force to be reckoned with” - Stage Whispers

“He will provide you with the therapy session you didn’t even know you needed” - Milkbar Mag

“A great way to spend a night” - Pop Culture Y

More songs. More honesty. No more shame.

Approx. Running Time: 70mins
Suitable for ages: 15+

Performance Dates:
25th February – 2nd March 2019 9pm

The Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas St Adelaide