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Spencer (VIC, Australia)

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1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020

Short Synopsis


Please contact Luke at arTour to discuss dates for your 2019 season and access our presenter pack below.

A brand new comedy-drama looking at a gloriously dysfunctional Australian family, this is modern storytelling at its best!

Spencer tells the story of a tight-knit family led by single-mum matriarch Marilyn and her three adult children – wayward daughter Jules, mouthy coulda-been Ben and AFL player and golden-boy Scott.

About to meet the young son – Spencer – he never knew he had, Scott and the family have gathered home to help mark the occasion. With the surprise appearance of 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.

Written by award-winning playwright Katy Warner (2016 Green Room Nomination for A Prudent Man), Spencer asks us to consider how much our family defines who we are, and whether we ever really grow up… 

Reviews Feature

★★★★★ "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 

★★★★1/2 "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

Written By
Katy Warner
Directed By
Sharon Davis
Designed By
Rob Sowinski & Bryn Cullen
Lyall Brooks, Jamieson Caldwell, Jane Clifton, Fiona Harris and Roger Oakley
Availability Status
Available at short notice


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