Arts and Culture

The No Bang Theory – Oliver Hetherington-Page

Posted on: Fri 11 Mar 2022

There is no question that being autistic or neurodivergent is fraught with never-ending negative images and depictions often seen on television or film, but for one bloke he is trapped in an endless void of romantic mishaps and dating dilemmas.

Oliver Hetherington-Page is an emerging artist and playwright from Queensland and a member of Indelabilityarts Ensemble, who holds a deep seething repulsion against The Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon Cooper, largely in part due to popular culture senselessly perpetrating society’s stereotypical assertions, perceptions and attitudes towards those, who themselves identify as autistic.

Hetherington-Page spoke with Radio Adelaide‘s Jarad McLoughlin about setting the record straight with his one man cabaret, The No Bang Theory at the 2022 Adelaide Fringe Festival and how he is fighting against the narrow-minded representation characterising most autistic and neurodivergent people as socially and romantically inept, by utilising his hyper-fixation with musical theatre to touch upon his own lived experiences.

Produced by Jarad McLoughlin

Photo courtesy of Cinnamon Smith

Jarad McLoughlin

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