LaMama/Melbourne Fringe 2012

Brisbane Festival 2013

Griffin Theatre 2015

LaMama 2015


Playwright Zoey Dawson
Direction and Dramaturgy Declan Greene
Designer Eugyeene Teh
Lighting Designer Romanie Harper
Sound Designer Martin Kay
Produced by MKA

Performers Matt Hickey, Annie Last, Aaron Orzech, Nikki Shiels and Natasha Herbert

Previous Performers include Georgina Capper, Emily Goddard and Devon Lang Wilton.

Photos by Eugyeene Teh


“It really is an honour to be here tonight to see what – not one of our greatest writers, just yet – but certainly one of our most emerging writers, has in store for us.”


Zoey Dawson has written a play. She would describe it as beautiful and tender. And sad and funny. And also really clever, and really honest, and really raw and emotional. It’s about a break-up – but it’s not just a breakup play. It’s got lots of others layers to it. Yeah. Layers. It’s, like... It’s a really good play.


Winner: Melbourne Festival Discovery Award 2012

Nominee: Greenroom Awards 2012

Best Actress (Nikki Shiels) 

Best Actress (Georgina Capper)

Best Direction (Declan Greene)



“Zoey Dawson doesn’t break the rule so much as bludgeon it to death and take liberties with the corpse” THE AGE / ★★★★

"Fiendishly clever, sidesplittingly funny, unlike anything I've ever seen before" TIME OUT SYDNEY/ ★★★★1/2

​"Zoey Dawson's writing is full of wit… exceptional skill and attention to detail." DAILY REVIEW/★★★★

“Hot. Sad. Tender. Clever. Emotional. That’s how the playwright describes it.” TIMEOUT ★★★★ / CRITICS CHOICE

“The best piece of theatre I have seen in years...go and see this play, don’t miss it…This most marvellous piece of theatre epitomises everything I love about the form.. instantly classic.” THEATREPEOPLE/★★★★★

“clever, witty… unique…refreshingly honest…very,very clever… hilarious…writing is funny, poignant, reflective…hones in so precisely and poetically on emotion…  exceptional performances…moved, truly moved…Not to be missed this Fringe.” AUSTRALIAN STAGE ONLINE ★★★★

“raw, clever, deceptive, meta and keeps you constantly guessing.” THEMUSIC.COM.AU ★★★★

”meta-fiction at its cunning best… a clever piece of theatre….A sneaky play in the very best of ways” BRISBANE TIMES

“like watching a friend get really drunk and embarrass herself. You don’t really want to watch, but you do anyway, because you can’t quite believe things could turn so bad.”THE GUARDIAN