Theatre Works presents

Betty

By Jules Allen

16 - 26 FEBRUARY 2022

VENUE

Theatre Works

BETTY is a complex and unfiltered exploration of the Mother/Daughter relationship; revealed at a time when the Mother’s inhibitions are being compromised by her decline into dementia. Although never close, the daughter now finds herself in the challenging position of trying to care for her.

As we weave through this unpredictable landscape we are brought face to face with the harrowing nature of old age and decline and the urgency this places on the many unanswered questions of the past. The fabric of their relationship is smashed open and within it the trademarks of inherited family trauma, cultural assimilation, loneliness, abuse, blame and misunderstanding are laid bare.

A harrowing tale of a Mother’s unresolved traumatic childhood and the impact this then has on her daughter and her daughters choices in life. The script is unapologetic, candid and incredibly humorous. The hilarity adding a much needed contrast to the weight of such loss and tragedy.

DURATION

60 MINUTES

WARNINGS

15+ adult themes, coarse language, drug references and sexual references

DATES & TIMES

Wednesday 16 February, 7:30pm Preview Night
Thursday 17 February, 7:30pm Opening Night
Friday 18 February, 7:30pm
Saturday 19 February, 7:30pm
Tuesday 22 February, 7:30pm
Wednesday 23 February, 7:30pm
Thursday 24 February, 7:30pm
Friday 25 February, 7:30pm
Saturday 26 February, 7:30pm

Written and Created by
JULES ALLEN
Performed by
JULES ALLEN AND SALLY MCKENZIE
Dramaturgy by
IAN SINCLAIR
Production Design
CLAUDIA MIRABELLO
Sound Design
DANNIELLA ESPOSITO
Lighting Design
JASON CRICK
Stage Manager
ASHLEIGH WALWYN
Producer
LAUREN BENNETT
Publicity by
ELEANOR HOWLETT (SASSY RED PR)
Photos by
UNDERGROUND MEDIA

“Jules Allen is a playwright with enormous potential. Her debut play, 'Slipped through the Cracks’ was award winning and absolutely stunning. [Her work] is deeply truthful and nuanced.” HANNIE RAYSON