Widowed matriarch Jerica yearns to sell the decaying family home and break free from her past. Her conservative son Charles seeks to reinvent himself as a modern publican and councillor, while his wife Phoebe doesn’t know what she wants – except that it’s probably not Charles. Meanwhile, underneath all their noses, reclusive grandchild Cooper forges an unlikely connection with Lachie, the enigmatic tradie tasked with repairing Jerica’s house.
Things are finally looking up for the Colemans until Jerica’s estranged, prickly daughter Brit returns home guarding a secret so big it threatens to blow up the entire family.
A universal tale of love, courage and intergenerational trauma, this darkly comedic new Australian play boldly examines why families stay together – and what happens when they can’t.
Co-presented with Theatre Works and supported by the City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund, Creative Victoria and Australian Plays Transform.
2hrs 20mins (incl. interval)
February 29th, 2024
March 16th, 2024
GETTING TO THE VENUE: Tram and bus services provide regular stops and pick-ups within the Fitzroy and Acland Street shopping precincts, both just a short walk from Theatre Works.
BY TRAM: Tram route: 12, 16 & 96.
BY BUS: Bus route: 600 Southland Shopping Centre to St Kilda Station / 623 Glen Waverley to St Kilda Station / 246 Elsternwick to Clifton Hill.
BY CAR: There is limited street parking available - it is advisable to arrive early to avoid disappointment.
“A well respected, independent theatre company that does the important work of making space for new Australian writing.” – The Saturday Paper on Lab Kelpie
“Heart wrenching, raw and categorically brave. Doesn’t let you off the hook. We need more of this on our stages.” –Theatre People on Become The One by Adam Fawcett
Playwright: Adam Fawcett
Director: Justin Nott
Producer: Lab Kelpie
Cast: Lyall Brooks, Sharon Davis, Megan Jones and Eddie Orton
Set Design: Harry Gill
Lighting Design: Sidney Younger
Costume Design: Martelle Hunt
Dramaturg: Sharon Davis
Every Lovely Terrible Thing runs for 2hrs 20mins (incl. interval).
Every Lovely Terrible Thing is at Melbourne's Theatre Works.
Every Lovely Terrible Thing tickets start at $25.
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