HEARTWARMING AUSTRALIAN COMEDY DRAMA SPENCER AT GRIFFITH REGIONAL THEATRE
Griffith Regional Theatre is proud to present Spencer by Katy Warner, the brand new Australian comedy-drama that explores the fate of one gloriously dysfunctional Australian family across a weekend of love, laughs and pain. On Saturday 14 September at 7.30pm.
Created by Lab Kelpie, one of Australia’s leading independent theatre companies
Spencer tells the story of a tight-knit family led by single-mum matriarch Marilyn (Jane Clifton) and her three adult children – wayward daughter Jules (Fiona Harris), mouthy coulda-been Ben (Lyall Brooks) and AFL player and golden-boy Scott (Jamieson Caldwell).
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 the father they barely remember (Roger Oakley), 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.
Manager of Griffith Regional Theatre, Raina Savage said “Spencer is a lovable, accessible piece of fresh new Australian theatre, that is like a Christmas dinner with all your affable, eccentric and annoying relations in the same room. We are very excited to offer our patrons a very special MEET THE FAMILY after the show – we will have the chance to meet some of Australia’s leading actors and share insights into their wonderful characters.”
Employing classic Australian vernacular and the penchant for humour to explore issues of self-acceptance, identity and depression, Spencer asks us to consider how much our family defines who we are, and whether we ever really grow up..
Following rave reviews and audience feedback off its world premiere season in 2017, Spencer was nominated for two Green Room Awards in 2018 for Writing (playwright Katy Warner) and Performance (actor Lyall Brooks, previously seen in Lab Kelpie’s production of A Prudent Man) and comes to Griffith Regional Theatre as part of a national tour.
Spencer is at Griffith Regional Theatre on Saturday 14 September at 7.30pm.
Tickets are Advance (before 30 August) $30; Adult $40.00; Concession $30.00; Members $25.00; U18: $15.00. Members can bring a friend for free.
Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office, by calling 6962 8444 or visit www.griffithregionaltheatre.com.au
Playwright: Katy Warner
Director: Sharon Davis
Cast: Lyall Brooks, Jamieson Caldwell, Jane Clifton, Fiona Harris & Roger Oakley
Designers: Rob Sowinski & Bryn Cullen