Strangers in Between
A funny and moving Australian classic by Tommy Murphy, playwright of Holding the ManPresented by Cameron Lukey (Resident Alien and Angels in America) and Don't Be Down Productions
Tue – Sat 7.30pm | Sun 5pm
Duration: 90 mins
Shane has fled his family and is seeking refuge in Sydney's Kings Cross. Confused and naive, he meets two strangers: the ultra-urban Will, who offers brotherhood, sex and something unexpected; and Peter, a fifty-year-old gay man whose mother is dying in a nursing home. With their help (or hindrance), Shane grapples to reconcile himself with events from his past. But how can he move on when he can't even use laundry powder?
Directed by Green Room nominee Daniel Lammin (Master Class and Awakening at fortyfivedownstairs), this timely new production features a stellar cast - AACTA winner Simon Burke (Malthouse Theatre's The Homosexuals and Foxtel's Devils Playground), recent Helpmann Award winner Guy Simon (MTC's Jasper Jones), and Wil King (The Production Company's La Cage Aux Folles).
- 28 Jan: The Age – Cameron Woodhead: Strangers In Between review: Coming-of-age story funny, tender and wild
- 24 Jan: Arts Review: On the Couch with Simon Burke
- 24 Jan: Arts Hub – Richard Watts: Revising old work is art ever really finished?
- 3 Jan: Art News Portal – KABUKU PR: Strangers has always been a beautiful, funny and deeply moving play about feeling lost and looking for connection, but...
- "...boisterous, bitter and sweet, and replete with raw emotion." - Sydney Morning Herald
- "There's a certain delicate beauty in the simply honesty of Tommy Murphy's writing" – Australian Stage
- 'Full of laughs... a charming and often exhilarating experience' – Sunday Telegraph
- '...there's an honesty and openness to Murphy's writing that is irresistibly heart-warming' – Sun Herald
Photo by Sarah Walker