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Spencer by Katy Warner
 

There's no such thing as fun for the whole family. From award-winning writer Katy Warner (A Prudent Man) comes a new Australian comedy-drama looking at a gloriously dysfunctional but tight-knit Australian family: single-mum and matriarch Marilyn and her three adult children – wayward daughter Jules, mouthy coulda-been Ben, and AFL player and 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.

Employing classic Australian vernacular, lashings of humour and recognisable characters in situations that speak to the way we live today, Spencer asks us to consider how much family defines who we are, if we can exist without them, and whether we ever really grow up…

Starring Jane Clifton, Roger Oakley, Jamieson Caldwell, Fiona Harris, and Lyall Brooks
Directed by Sharon Davis
Designed by Rob Sowinski and Bryn Cullen
Produced by Adam Fawcett

 

Venue: QUT Gardens Theatre, 2 George Street, Brisbane
Dates: Friday 23 August 2019 – Saturday 24 August 2019
Bookings: (07) 3138 4455

Visit the website to book online or read more http://www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au

 

 

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