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lab kelpie and theatre works present

by adam fawcett

Every Lovely Terrible Thing

29 FEBRUARY - 16 MARCH | THEATRE WORKS
Every Lovely Terrible Thing

VENUE

by adam fawcett

Step inside the tumultuous world of the Colemans as they prepare to take on their greatest adversary yet: Themselves.

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.

Theatre Works
14 Acland Street, St Kilda

DURATION

140 Minutes (including 20 min interval)

WARNINGS

Contains full lighting blackouts, coarse language, mature themes, theatrical haze, and partial nudity. Recommended for ages 16+

ACCESSIBILITY

Theatre Works is a wheelchair accessible venue. A full access guide will be available closer to the date.

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“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

About
DATES + TIMES

Thursday 29 February - 7:30pm - Preview
Friday 1 March - 7:30pm - Opening
Saturday 2 March - 2:00pm
Saturday 2 March - 7:30pm

Tuesday 5 March - 7:30pm
Wednesday 6 March - 7:30pm
Thursday 7 March - 7:30pm
Friday 8 March - 7:30pm
Saturday 9 March - 2:00pm | AUSLAN Interpreted + Post-Show Q&A
Saturday 9 March - 7:30pm

Tuesday 12 March - 7:30pm
Wednesday 13 March - 7:30pm
Thursday 14 March - 7:30pm
Friday 15 March - 7:30pm
Saturday 16 March - 2:00pm
Saturday 16 March - 7:30pm

Theatre Works has a lockout policy for latecomers.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure you don't miss out.

Refunds will not be issued to latecomers.

Dates
TICKETS

FULL PRICE

$45.00

CONCESSION*

$35.00

PREVIEW

$28.00

20 at $20**

$20.00

MOB TIX

$20.00

*Seniors, Student, MEAA, Health Care and Low Income card holders

**Limited to 20 tickets per performance

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Shows in the WITH THEATRE WORKS stream align strongly our values and missions - these works we co-produce and co-present with independent artists and/or companies. Projects within this stream receive significant producing, marketing, PR and production support in addition to free use of the venue and a generous box office split.

Tickets
CREDITS

PLAYWRIGHT
Adam Fawcett

DIRECTOR
Justin Nott

PRODUCER
Lab Kelpie

CAST
Lyall Brooks
Sharon Davis
Megan Jones
Emma Choy
Jordan Fraser-Trumble
Wil King

SET DESIGN
Harry Gill

LIGHTING DESIGN
Sidney Younger

SOUND DESIGN
Tom Backhaus

COSTUME DESIGN
Martelle Hunt

VIDEO DESIGN
Aron Murray

STAGE MANAGER
Ashleigh Walwyn

DRAMATURG
Sharon Davis

Credits
MEET THE ARTIST -
Adam Fawcett

Adam Fawcett is a queer playwright and screenwriter who lives and works on Djaara country in regional Victoria. With a practice focused on exploring queerness and trauma through text, their debut play Become The One was awarded the 2018 Midsumma Queer Playwriting Award, before embarking on a national tour in 2022. Become The One was recently developed into a 21-episode web series through Matthewswood Productions and will be released in late 2023.

Meet the Artist
EXTRAS

REHEARSAL PHOTO GALLERY

Check out this peek into the Lab Kelpie rehearsal room!

MEET THE TEAM

Meet the creative team and cast bringing EVERY LOVELY TERRIBLE THING to life!

SHOW PROGRAM

Click here for the digital show program

Extras
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