"Leaves Of Glass" (By Philip Ridley / Dir. Garry Thomas)
Steven - George Sharman
Barry - Josiah Morgan
Debbie - Nikki Bleyendaal
Liz - Marilyn Ollett
A sharp, complex play about two brothers and the grim hold that their memories have on them. Barry is an artist who works for his older brother Stephen; Stephen is a successful business man with a beautiful wife and house, but absolutely no interest in his wife’s pregnancy. A series of flashback monologues describe the brothers’ father and his suicide, and slowly uncover the depths of their grief and trauma. The characters of the play are haunted by the ghosts of lies that the family has told to keep going and by the pain they have not been able to bury.
NOTE: Contains adult themes and strong/mature language.
Lucky Eric - Jon Amesbury
Ralph - Steve Millar
Judd - Darren Sundborn
Les - Geoff Kendall
(Season opens 11 April)
“Contains adult themes and nudity”This is a new NZ play, that has picked up a number of awards following its season at Bats in Wellington. 19 year old Kate is daddy's little girl. He feeds her, bathes her, and keeps her safe from the obstacle course of 'normal' life.
But, when daddy gets sick, and a handsome boy arrives to pick up the slack, Kate sees an opportunity to flee the tower. Like any other young woman her age, Kate clashes with her parents and longs to make her mark on the world.
But Kate has cerebral palsy. With her father clinging to his little girl for comfort, and her mother clinging to her Southern Comfort, no one could blame Kate for seeking solace in an unwitting young man who has been brought in to help.
What follows is a searing examination of a family unravelled by the strains of living with disability, and living with each other.
KATE HARRIS – a nineteen year old with cerebral palsy. She is able to talk and walk with difficulty.
LINDSAY HARRIS – Her mother, upper middle class, late 30’s - early 40’s
DANIEL HARRIS – Her father, upper middle class, early-mid 40’s
BENJAMIN WILLIAMS – A boy a bit older than Kate, from a rough background.
The cast is:
Daniel…..... Stephen Ingwell
Lindsay….. .Adele Wheeley
Benjamin… Cameron Marriott
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