MICHELLE LIM DAVIDSON
APPROX 90 MINS
POST SHOW Q&A
FRIDAY, 21 JULY
FRIDAY, 28 JULY
AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES
WEDNESDAY, 19 JULY
THURSDAY, 20 JULY
SATURDAY, 22 JULY
FREE TEEN NIGHT
TUESDAY, 25 JULY
WINNER OF THE ENSEMBLE THEATRE NEW WRITING COMMISSION 2016
Three years on from the sudden death of her husband, Sue’s future still feels blank. Her three children are distant and distracted. For the first time in her life, she’s alone. Sue decides to take drastic action: to be surrounded by life, even if that life is vegetable. But when you need to talk, plants don’t necessarily make the best conversational partners. Enter Clare.
Clare’s at the ragged end of a string of bad luck. Sue might be a way out. She and Sue strike an unorthodox bargain. Sue’s kids are suspicious. Is Clare a godsend or a con artist? A charming imposter, or the unlikely stranger that might be the only chance of pulling this family back together?
Kit Brookman’s delightfully quirky play, written with a keen and intelligent wit, was the winner of the 2016 Ensemble Theatre New Writing Commission.
‘’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+
PLAYWRIGHT: KIT BROOKMAN
DIRECTOR: ELSIE EDGERTON-TILL
DESIGNER: ISABEL HUDSON
LIGHTING DESIGNER: BENJAMIN BROCKMAN
SOUND DESIGNER: DARYL WALLIS
STAGE MANAGER: LAUREN TULLOH
WARDROBE COORDINATOR: ALANA CANCERI