Overview

Synopsis

Kate Atkinson (Wentworth) and Bert LaBonté (The Mountaintop) star in the Australian premiere of this internationally acclaimed modern relationship drama – a witty, tender and profound love story by award-winning British writer Duncan Macmillan.
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Cast & Creatives

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Reviews

4

Whip-smart, rapid-fire dialogue. An engrossing, moving and funny production with a deftly crafted script. Impeccable comic and dramatic timing.

Herald Sun
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Synopsis

Kate Atkinson (Wentworth) and Bert LaBonté (The Mountaintop) star in the Australian premiere of this internationally acclaimed modern relationship drama – a witty, tender and profound 21st Century love story by multi award-winning British writer Duncan Macmillan, directed by Clare Watson.

In Ikea – of all places – a man tentatively suggests to his partner that perhaps they should have a baby, and whoosh – out fly all her pent up anxieties about the future. Do they really want to bring another car driving, plastic bag using, aerosol spraying, avocado importing Westerner into the world? What about the planet? And how do you carbon offset a baby?

They leave with nothing they went in for, but they do come out with a full set of self-assembly dilemmas. For months on end they agonise over the biggest decision of their lives. But when their love breaks into a million tiny pieces, will they ever be able to put it back together again?

Cast & Crew

Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson

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Bert LaBonté

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Clare Watson

Clare Watson

Director

Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey

Set Designer

Kate Davis

Kate Davis

Costume Designer

Richard Vabre

Richard Vabre

Lighting Designer

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Russell Goldsmith

Composer & Sound Designer

News & Reviews

Reviews

4

Whip-smart, rapid-fire dialogue. An engrossing, moving and funny production with a deftly crafted script. Impeccable comic and dramatic timing.

Herald Sun

An exhilarating production. Supremely well acted. A joy to watch.

The Australian

Delivered with breathtaking intensity. A gripping 90 minute whirlwind.

Stage Whispers

Atkinson and LaBonté deliver powerhouse performances. Clare Watson’s direction is slick and sophisticated. A gift for the audience.

Theatre Press

Venues

Related Events

1 February 6pm: Free cast and artist Q&A

Join us at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio for a free discussion with the cast and creative teams.

23 February: Donor event – Post-show Dinner

There will be a post-show dinner for MTC Donors, following the 6.30pm performance. For more information about becoming an MTC Donor, email donations@mtc.com.au

Attendance Information

  • Contains coarse language and loud noises. For further information, please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800.
  • FM Hearing Systems are available for this production
  • This production will be audio described on 1 March (6.30pm) and 5 March (4pm, with a tactile tour at 3pm), Auslan interpreted on 12 March (4pm), and captioned on 19 March (4pm).
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