Cummins Theatre is proud to present ‘Spencer’ byKaty Warner, the brand new Australian comedy-drama from one of Australia’s leading independent theatre companies LabKelpie that explores the fate of one gloriously dysfunctional Australian family across a weekend of love, laughs and pain.
Spencer tells the story of a tight-knit family led by single-mum matriarch Marilyn (JaneClifton) and her three adult children–wayward daughter Jules (Fiona Harris), mouthy coulda-been Ben (Lyall Brooks) and AFL player and golden-boy Scott (JamiesonCaldwell).
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 the father they barely remember (Roger Oakley), 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.
Employing classic Australian vernacular and the penchant for humour to explore issues of self-acceptance, identity and depression, Spencer asks us to consider how much our family defines who we are, and whether we ever really grow up…
Doors open – 6:45pm
Performance – 7:30pm – 90mins duration.
MA 16+ – contains mild swearing.