A brand new comedy-drama looking at a gloriously dysfunctional Australian family, this is modern storytelling at its best!
Spencer tells the story of a tight-knit family led by 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 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.
Written by award-winning playwright Katy Warner (2016 Green Room Nomination for A Prudent Man), Spencer asks us to consider how much our family defines who we are, and whether we ever really grow up…
This work was shortlisted for the 2015 Playwriting Australia New Play Development Program and was a finalist in the 2014 Max Afford Playwrights’ Award.
Spencer received its World Premiere during a 3-week season at Chapel Off Chapel in Melbourne from 8-28 May 2017.
Running Time: 90 minutes (no interval).
Audience advice: Strong language.