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Written by Andrew Bovell
Directed by Shane Bosher
Designed by Andrew Foster, Tina Hutchison-Thomas & Matt Short
Cast includes: Stephen Lovatt, Lara Macgregor, Heather O’Carroll, Caitlin Rivers, Jthan Morgan & Daniel Watterson
Season: 30 April – 29 May
Extra 2pm matinee added due to popular demand – Sat 29 May
Tues – Thurs 6.30pm; Fri – Sat 8pm & Sun 4pm
$25 – $52
*‘Concession’ price (Community Services Card, Gold Card or student ID required)
Runtime: 2hrs 20mins (incl. interval)
‘A thing of beauty, exquisitely observed. An absolute gem.’★★★★★ — The Daily Telegraph
From the writer of When the Rain Stops Falling and Lantana, this is theatre that proves we share so much more than we think.
They’ve brought up four kids. They’ve paid off the house. And they’ve loved each other for over thirty years. It should be time for Fran and Bob to slow down and smell the roses, but the lives of their wildly complicated adult children are about to come crashing through the back door.
Things that were once believed to be true are exposed, challenging the foundations of family and demanding new definition.
From August: Osage County to Joyful and Triumphant, Circa Theatre has a rich history of celebrating family. With rich insight, brilliant humour and a whole lot of heart, Andrew Bovell paints a vivid portrait of home: the expectations that trap us and the love that keeps us coming back.
“Reaches into your heart from its opening moments and keeps you gripped until its shattering end.” ★★★★ ½, — Limelight
“An unforgettable image of tenderness and compassion.” ★★★★ ½ — The Sydney Morning Herald
‘Tender, physical and deeply relatable.’ ★★★★ — The Guardian
“Standing ovation for powerful family drama. This is a dark ride at times, with some big surprises along the way, that carries you effortlessly along to a satisfying conclusion.” — Stuff
Photography © Danielle Colvin