Image by Work Art Life Studios and Black Photography
by Lachlan Philpott
Directed by Alyson Campbell
13 March – 8 April (Previews 13 – 16 March)
Q&A Session following performance on Thursday 29 March
Please be aware this play deals with grief and loss connected to a loved one going missing.
More information is available at The Missing Persons Advocacy Network, https://mpan.com.au/
Featuring Marissa Bennett, Brigid Gallacher, Caroline Lee, Ben Pfeiffer, Charles Purcell, James Wardlaw.
Set & Costume Design Bethany J Fellows
Lighting Design Bronwyn Pringle
Sound Design Chris Wenn
Assistant Director Sarah Vickery
Stage Manager Brittany Coombs
Assistant Stage Manager Thomas Crawford
“I used to lose things. So I bought a container and then another and then another and now I don’t lose things.”
How do you grieve someone’s loss when your only hope is for their return?
A young boy is separated from his mother and goes missing in Disneyland. Adrift in the artificial world of giant mice and noisy parades, no-one can account for what happened in the seven frantic hours before he’s found. Years later his life seems normal, but something about that day haunts him; something remains unresolved. And then, he disappears again…
Inspired by a real event, this lyrical and provocative play explores the infinite unknowns surrounding missing persons and the fog which engulfs those left behind.
“It’s a daring piece, both formally and thematically, and there is simply no one who could bring it to fruition better than director Alyson Campbell. The cast are brilliant, heartbreakingly so. Riveting and profound about the ways we choose to connect.”
– ★★★★, TimeOut Melbourne
“A fascinating production.” – Australian Arts Review
“Through its rhythmic interweaving of narratives, Colder creates an experience that is haunting and thought-provoking. If you are looking for a challenging production that plays with language and leaves you pondering as you walk away from the theatre, this one’s for you.” – Farrago Magazine
“Colder isn’t without risk, but there’s also reward.” – Australian Arts Review