EVERY LOVELY TERRIBLE THING

By Adam Fawcett

Fawcett’s exquisite writing is undoubtedly the highlight of this production.
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Every Lovely Terrible Thing by Adam Fawcett

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Welcome to the Coleman household – where crisis follows disaster after catastrophe.

Widowed matriarch and ‘retired grandmother’ Jerica dreams of selling her dilapidated home and getting away from her family. Grandson Coop avoids talking about his newly diagnosed medical condition by courting the sexually fluid handyman tasked with repairing Jerica’s house. His conservative father Charles prepares to run for a safe Liberal seat, dragging everyone along for the ugly ride, while his wife Phoebe doesn’t know what she wants anymore, except that it’s probably not Charles.

And then Britta – Jerica’s estranged daughter, Charles’ twin sister and Phoebe’s former best friend – walks through the door and demands to be heard.

A finalist in the 2021 Midsumma Queer Playwriting Award, this new Australian play explores the lives of six characters across three generations of one family as it embraces the chaos of modern life to examine why families stay together… and what happens when they can’t.

This project is proudly supported by Theatre Works and the City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund.

Adam Fawcett Playwright

Adam Fawcett

Playwright
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Lauren Bennett

Producer
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Lyall Brooks

Charles
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Sharon Davis

Britta
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Eddie Orton

Lochie

Finalist: Queer Playwriting Award – 2021 Midsumma Festival

Date: 15 – 25 June 2022
Venue: Theatre Works – St Kilda VIC
Performances: 9

Synopsis

Welcome to the Coleman household – where crisis follows disaster after catastrophe.

Widowed matriarch and ‘retired grandmother’ Jerica dreams of selling her dilapidated home and getting away from her family. Grandson Coop avoids talking about his newly diagnosed medical condition by courting the sexually fluid handyman tasked with repairing Jerica’s house. His conservative father Charles prepares to run for a safe Liberal seat, dragging everyone along for the ugly ride, while his wife Phoebe doesn’t know what she wants anymore, except that it’s probably not Charles.

And then Britta – Jerica’s estranged daughter, Charles’ twin sister and Phoebe’s former best friend – walks through the door and demands to be heard.

A finalist in the 2021 Midsumma Queer Playwriting Award, this new Australian play explores the lives of six characters across three generations of one family as it embraces the chaos of modern life to examine why families stay together… and what happens when they can’t.

This project is proudly supported by Theatre Works and the City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund.

Cast & Creatives
Adam Fawcett Playwright

Adam Fawcett

Playwright
null

Lauren Bennett

Producer
null

Lyall Brooks

Charles
null

Sharon Davis

Britta
null

Eddie Orton

Lochie
Reviews & Awards

Finalist: Queer Playwriting Award – 2021 Midsumma Festival

History

Date: 15 – 25 June 2022
Venue: Theatre Works – St Kilda VIC
Performances: 9

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