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  • Bluestone Church Arts Space 8A Hyde Street Footscray, VIC, 3011 Australia (map)


by Joanna Murray-Smith

Women on the edge.


Six women are about to explode. Which one are you?

They’re at the brink. On the edge. Dropping bombshells with every turn. Standing right in that moment when you’re not sure if you’ll laugh, cry, scream or tap dance.

How long do you have to fake it before you make it? 
Why are we all still pretending that everything is okay?

Join the mother, the dumpee, the drama nerd, the bride, the widow and the diva as they balance gladness, sadness and madness.

It’s something we can all relate to.

Directed by Sarah Clarke
Featuring Belinda Campbell and Jennifer Piper

9 to 24 March 2018 | Preview 8 March
Auslan interpreted show Thursday 15 March
Relaxed performance Sunday 18 March

7.30pm Thursday to Saturday | 3pm Sunday

$30 full | $25 concession | $15 preview

This production has been licensed through the Australian Script Centre.

Contains sexual references and coarse language.

Duration: approximately 2 hours

Presented by Shoe Envy

Presented by Shoe Envy


The Program

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The Playwright

Joanna Murray-Smith

Joanna Murray-Smith is a Melbourne based playwright, screenwriter and novelist. Her plays, which include HonourRaptureBombshellsNightfallRedemptionLove Child and Flame, have been produced around the world. Honour has been produced in over two dozen countries, including productions on Broadway and at the National Theatre in London and most recently in the West End. Both Honour and Rapture won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Best Play. Most recently, Melbourne Theatre Company produced The Female of the Species. Joanna has also published three novels TruceJudgement Rock and Sunnyside.

Belinda Campbell as Meryl

Belinda Campbell as Meryl

The Director

Sarah Clarke

Sarah Clarke is an actor, writer and theatre-maker based in Melbourne. As well as being a member of Wit Incorporated Inc, she is co-founder of Second Breakfast theatre company and collaborator at F Word Films. She is a graduate of Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia and Southbank Institute of Technology’s Advanced Diploma Arts (Acting). Sarah has performed works around the country including: Ophelia Thinks Harder, Outside In, A Scandal in the Weimar, A Hero’s Guide to Saving the Planet and Fairy Tale News for wit incorporated, Private Moments: A Double Bill for Second Breakfast, A Lady Shot for Girls Act Good. Films include Eternalism Ryan Unicomb, Pretty Little Things - Chris and Robert Smellin, Closing Time - Hayley Beveridge and Angel of Light - Jack McTaggart. Outside of making theatre, Sarah is a sought-after headshot and performance photographer.

Jennifer Piper as Tiggy

Jennifer Piper as Tiggy

The Artists

The Company

wit incorporated is an award-winning, artist-led theatre company based in Melbourne's inner-west, creating sustainable, accessible theatre inspired by the community in which in it made.

The company was founded in 2014 by Company Manager Jennifer Piper and Artistic Director Belinda Campbell, from a desire to create a full-time professional theatre company in Melbourne’s inner-west and so foster a culture of theatre-going within the community.

We believe storytelling is at the heart of all art, and that the best theatre shows ensure the story is given priority over flashy sets and magic tricks. Because what good are the tricks if you don’t tell the story?

We favour stories that explore or examine the intersection of gender, sexuality, culture, ability and identity, and we strive for proper representation on stage and ease of access for all.

The 2017/18 company management team is Claire Bowen, Belinda Campbell, Sarah Clarke and Jennifer Piper.

Earlier Event: October 20
Outside In
Later Event: November 8
Ophelia Thinks Harder