Overview

Synopsis

In this acerbic comedy of manners from one of Australia's most popular playwrights, the cosy world of carefree coupledom is torn to shreds as Catherine McClements navigates the everyday upheavals of modern life.
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Reviews

Glittering comedy. McClements is deliciously good.

The Australian
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Synopsis

The cosy world of coupledom has insulated four friends from the challenges of a complicated world. They’ve shared lunches, brunches, art exhibitions and trips to Kakadu. Their perfect cosmopolitan bubble seems hermetically sealed, until one couple casually drops a bombshell – they have decided to split up. And there’s no way to predict or control the devastation that follows.

Expecting your friends to stay the same even as the world changes is the sort of self-defeating folly that acclaimed playwright Joanna Murray-Smith loves to skewer. In this razor-edged new comedy, beloved actor Catherine McClements (The Other Place) and director Sarah Goodes (Switzerland) remind us why cultural sophistication is no help at all when dealing with the everyday upheavals of modern life.

You can learn more about Three Little Words on the MTC Blog, Backstage. You can also download the Three Little Words programme before your visit, or purchase one for just $2 at the theatre.

Cast & Crew

Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson

Annie

Peter Houghton

Peter Houghton

Curtis

Catherine McClements

Catherine McClements

Tess

Katherine Tonkin

Katherine Tonkin

Bonnie

Sarah Goodes

Sarah Goodes

Director

Michael Hankin

Michael Hankin

Set & Costume Designer

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Kelly Ryall

Kelly Ryall

Composer & Sound Designer

Elsie Edgerton-Till

Elsie Edgerton-Till

Assistant Director

News & Reviews

Reviews

Glittering comedy. McClements is deliciously good.

The Australian

Joanna Murray-Smith has a way of weaving life’s rich tapestry into a consummate collection of character pieces.

Crikey

Venues

Attendance Information

  • Contains coarse language and use of herbal cigarettes. For further information, please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800.