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Colder by Lachlan Philpott
April 1, 2018 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
by Lachlan Philpott
Directed by Alyson Campbell
13 March – 8 April (Previews 13 – 16 March)
Q&A Session following performance on Thursday 29 March
Please be aware this play deals with grief and loss connected to a loved one going missing.
More information is available at The Missing Persons Advocacy Network, https://mpan.com.au/
Featuring Marissa Bennett, Bridgid Gallacher, Caroline Lee, Ben Pfeiffer, Charles Purcell, and James Wardlaw.
Set & Costume Design Bethany J Fellows
Lighting Design Bronwyn Pringle
Sound Design Chris Wenn
Assistant Director Sarah Vickery
Stage Manager Brittany Coombs
Assistant Stage Manager Thomas Crawford
“I used to lose things. So I bought a container and then another and then another and now I don’t lose things.”
How do you grieve someone’s loss when your only hope is for their return?
A young boy is separated from his mother and goes missing in Disneyland. Adrift in the artificial world of giant mice and noisy parades, no-one can account for what happened in the seven frantic hours before he’s found. Years later his life seems normal, but something about that day haunts him; something remains unresolved. And then, he disappears again…
Inspired by a real event, this lyrical and provocative play explores the infinite unknowns surrounding missing persons and the fog which engulfs those left behind.
“Without a doubt, this is the best new play of this country in a long while…that cuts into our cultural prejudice and unresolved gender assumptions…That it is also poetic and rich and moving renders it unmissable.” ★★★★ – Time Out, on Philpott & Campbell’s The Trouble with Harry
Please note the Sunday April 1st show will encounter noise restrictions pre/post show as that date is Easter Sunday.