A Lab Kelpie Production. By Katy Warner.
There’s no such thing as fun for the whole family…
A brand new comedy-drama looking at a gloriously dysfunctional Australian family, this is modern story-telling at its best! Told over the course of one weekend in a suburban Australian home, Spencer is the story of tight-knit family led by single-mum matriarch Marilyn and her three adult children – wayward daughter Jules, mouthy coulda-been Ben and AFL golden boy Scott.
About to meet the young son – Spencer – he never knew he had, Scott and the family have returned home to help mark the occasion. With the surprise appearance of Ian, the father they barely remember, the entire family is forced to work together to clean up both the house and their own fractured relationships as the clock ticks down to Spencer’s arrival.
Starring Jane Clifton (Prisoner) and Roger Oakley (Home & Away), and supported by Lyall Brooks, Jamieson Caldwell and Fiona Harris, Spencer employs classic Australian vernacular, lashings of humour, and recognisable characters that ask us to consider how much our family defines who we are, if we can exist without them - and if we ever really grow up…
“This may well be the birth of a future Australian classic.”- The Music
“Full of love and family and all the crap that happens between those two things. It will stick in your mind.” - Theatre People
“Family comic drama at its finest.” - The Lowdown Under
Please call the Box Office on 4961 9777 to advise if you have Wheelchair, Companion Card or Special needs requirements before completing your booking.
Warnings > This performance contains strong language, adult themes, and is recommended M16+
Estimated finish time: 9:00pm
Please note: Times are subject to change without notice.
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This project is supported by the Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Originally supported by Creative Partnerships Australia and the City of Stonnington.
Photo Credit: Pier Carthew