9 July – 3 August 2024


“Look, I’m a fuck up, but maybe there’s some beauty in just surviving.”

How far will you go in the name of family?

Sisters Caroline and Phoebe have charted very different courses in their lives. While one escaped their hometown, the struggling holiday hamlet of Sunset Strip, for a high-lying legal career, the other has stayed, caring for their aging father and battling her own demons.

Now Caroline has returned, recovering from chemotherapy, to find the ever-optimistic Phoebe newly in love and determined to make life fabulous, despite dad’s decline into dementia.

From Olivier Award-winning Australian playwright Suzie Miller (Prima Facie, RBG: Of Many, One) comes this heartwarming examination of family love, the unique relationships between father/daughter and sister/sister, and surviving the worst that life dishes up with humour and resilience.

In the end, there’s always hope.

“Tenderly gripping and frequently funny” Sydney Morning Herald

creative team

Director & Set Designer Annette van Roden
Lighting Designer Casey Moon-Watton
Sound Designer Jay Murrin
Assistant Director Martin Kelly
Stage Manager Radhika Lal



Shane Davidson
Molly Haddon
Vincent Melton
Erica Nelson




Preview Tue 9 Jul 7:30pm
Opening Night Wed 10 Jul 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm
Final performance Sat 3 Aug 2pm

Running time: to be advised

Please note: latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance



Full $37
Concessions, Groups (6+) $32
New Theatre Members $25
Thrifty Thursdays $25
Preview $20
(Booking and transaction fees apply)

Patrons please note: New Theatre is now EFTPOS-only
at Front of House for both ticket and bar sales.

COVID- Safe protocols:
QR code and vaccination checks are no longer required.

Face masks are not mandatory, but recommended.

Main image: © Seleznov Oleksandr/Shutterstock