The Plant

THE PLANT

BY KIT BROOKMAN

Play 6
FROM:
JULY 8
DIRECTED BY:
ELSIE EDGERTON-TILL
CAST INCLUDES:
BRIALLEN CLARKE
HELEN DALLIMORE
SANDY GORE
GARTH HOLCOMBE
MICHELLE LIM DAVIDSON
RUNNING TIME:
APPROX 90 MINS
(NO INTERVAL)

POST SHOW Q&A
FRIDAY, 21 JULY
8.15PM
FRIDAY, 28 JULY
11:00AM

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES
WEDNESDAY, 19 JULY
6:00PM
THURSDAY, 20 JULY
11:00AM
SATURDAY, 22 JULY
5:00PM

FREE TEEN NIGHT
TUESDAY, 25 JULY
7.30PM

WORLD PREMIERE

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

 

Performance Date Performance Time
Saturday, Jul 8 2017 5:00pm
Saturday, Jul 8 2017 8:15pm
Sunday, Jul 9 2017 5:00pm
Monday, Jul 10 2017 7:30pm
Wednesday, Jul 12 2017 11:00am
Wednesday, Jul 12 2017 6:00pm
Thursday, Jul 13 2017 8:15pm
Friday, Jul 14 2017 11:00am
Saturday, Jul 15 2017 8:15pm
Sunday, Jul 16 2017 5:00pm
Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 11:00am
Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 6:00pm
Thursday, Jul 20 2017 11:00am
Thursday, Jul 20 2017 6:00pm
Friday, Jul 21 2017 8:15pm
Saturday, Jul 22 2017 1:30pm
Saturday, Jul 22 2017 5:00pm
Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 11:00am
Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 7:30pm
Wednesday, Jul 26 2017 11:00am
Thursday, Jul 27 2017 6:00pm
Friday, Jul 28 2017 11:00am
Saturday, Jul 29 2017 8:15pm
Sunday, Jul 30 2017 5:00pm
Tuesday, Aug 1 2017 11:00am
Tuesday, Aug 1 2017 6:00pm
Wednesday, Aug 2 2017 6:00pm
Thursday, Aug 3 2017 11:00am
Friday, Aug 4 2017 8:15pm
Saturday, Aug 5 2017 1:30pm
Saturday, Aug 5 2017 5:00pm