There’s no such thing as fun for the whole family...
A brand new comedy-drama looking at a gloriously dysfunctional Australian family, this is modern story telling at its best!
Told over the course of one weekend in a suburban Australian family home, Spencer tells the story of a tight-knit family led by single-mum matriarch Marilyn and her three adult children – wayward daughter Jules, mouthy couldabeen Ben and AFL golden-boy Scott.
About to meet the young son – Spencer – he never knew he had, Scott and the family have returned home to help mark the occasion. With the surprise appearance of Ian, the father they barely remember, the entire family is forced to work together to clean up both the house and their own fractured relationships as the clock ticks down to Spencer’s arrival.
Starring Jane Clifton (Prisoner) and Roger Oakley (Home & Away) and supported by Lyall Brooks, Jamieson Caldwell and Fiona Harris, Spencer employs classic Australian vernacular, lashings of humour, and recognisable characters that ask us to consider how much our family defines who we are, if we can exist without them and whether we ever really grow up...
★★★★★“It quietly uncovers a simple yet universal truth - the flawed but undeniable power of unconditional love. This may very well be the birth of a future Australian classic.” The Music
★★★★★ “Spencer is full of love and family and all the crap that happens with those two things. It’ll stick in your mind.” Theatre People
★★★★½ “Family comic drama at its finest.” The Lowdown Under
“Left me feeling as good as watching The Castle or Kath and Kim. It’s hilarious and it hurts in all the right places because it’s us.” Sometimes Melbourne
Nominated | 2017 Green Room Award: Best New Australian Writing (Katy Warner)
Nominated | 2017 Green Room Award: Best Performer (Lyall Brooks)
Group of 6+ $25.00
16+ | 90 mins | no interval
*Tickets can be purchased online via the above link, or at the Shire Administration Building, Esperance Visitors Centre or Esperance Public Library.