9 July – 3 August 2024


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

How far will you go and what will you put up with 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, the other has stayed, caring for their father in between her stints in rehab and battles with DOCS.

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 acclaimed playwright Suzie Miller (Prima Facie, RBG: Of Many, One) comes this exquisitely wrought examination of familial love, dysfunctional relationships and surviving the worst that life can serve up with humour and resilience.

“Tenderly gripping and frequently funny” Sydney Morning Herald

creative team

Director Annette van Roden



To be announced



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

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