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FRIDAY, 21 JULY
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TUESDAY, 25 JULY
WINNER OF THE ENSEMBLE THEATRE NEW WRITING COMMISSION 2016
Daniel is in the midst of a baby boom – all his friends are disappearing into the haze of parenthood, a world where talk of teething, controlled crying and infant bodily functions abounds. In a headstrong act of rebellion, he takes drastic steps and adopts Claire, a begonia. Buoyed by his friends’ and family’s unreserved acceptance of his ‘baby’, Daniel’s attachment to Claire soon develops beyond a joke. It’s not long before he begins to understand the chaos any new arrival can bring, be it human, animal – or vegetation.
Winner of the 2016 Ensemble Theatre New Writing Commission, Kit Brookman’s delightfully quirky play explores the highs and lows of modern parenting, with a keen and intelligent wit.
‘’Warm, funny, deeply felt… the work of a brilliant new writing talent who is building a reputation for crafting plays that gently but thoroughly examine the intricacies of how families really interact behind closed doors”.
Arts Review (for The Great Fire)
“Kit Brookman… confidently delivers a meaty exploration of the social and cultural changes wrought in Australia over the past 50 years”.
Limelight (for The Great Fire)
“Wonderfully assured… beautifully, delicately explored”.
The Guardian (for Small and Tired)
Some strong language
Recommended for ages 15+