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.

So Sue strikes on a radical solution – one that means her children will have to contend with an unexpected new arrival in the family…

Kit Brookman’s delightfully quirky play, written with a keen and intelligent wit, was the winner of the 2016 Ensemble Theatre New Writing Commission.

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM HERE

 

Kit Brookman’s new play, The Plant, is the most fascinating flora to take root on stage…I only wish more theatre had the ability to touch hearts like this play.
Daily Review

…a quirky, whimsical, fanciful night at the theatre…This plant will come to life in front of your very eyes!
Sydney Arts Guide

‘’The Plant is an idiosyncratic bitter-sweet comedy, smartly directed by Elsie Edgerton-Till so that its 90 minutes are filled with colour and movement and occasional grenades of harsher and more difficult questions about life and death, jealousy and fright… the company makes the most and more of every laugh and nuance. A pink, amusing and often thought-provoking way to spend time on a winter’s day, or night. 
Stage Noise

…there is an elegance to The Plant that sets it apart.
Suzy Goes See

 

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
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