“People went on about death bringing friends together, but it wasn’t true…”
Four women have known each other for decades, and have a friendship that goes with it – good-humoured, caring, and forthright when required. But Sylvie has died, and when the remaining three come together to pack up her beach house, they find maybe they haven’t been as honest – or as good friends – as they thought.
Adele, a once-well-known actress, Wendy, a high-profile academic, and Jude, who ran one of the city’s most celebrated restaurants, learn things they should have learned years ago. There’s a difference between growing old, and growing wise.
And at the heart of it all, an old dog keeps them company, silently bearing witness to the folly of age, and the warmth of true friendship.
"Charlotte Wood’s novel really struck a chord with many readers, so when a playwright as fine as Sue Smith approached us about turning it into a play for Belvoir we jumped. This is a special play – moving, honest, thoughtful, and a gift for three of our finest actors. This is heartland stuff." – Eamon Flack (Artistic Director)
Original Author: Charlotte Wood
Adapter: Sue Smith
Director: Sarah Goodes
Composer and Sound Designer: Steve Francis
Cast: Belinda Giblin, Toni Scanlan and Melita Jurisic
To be confirmed
August 5th, 2023
September 3rd, 2023
Belvoir St Theatre - Upstairs Theatre
Recommended Age: 16yrs+
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