There’s no such thing as fun for the whole family…
Spencer is a brand new comedy-drama looking at a gloriously dysfunctional Australian family, and this production is modern story-telling at its best!
Told over the course of one weekend in a suburban Australian home, Spencer is the story of tight-knit family led by single-mum matriarch Marilyn and her three adult children – wayward daughter Jules, mouthy coulda-been Ben and AFL golden boy Scott.
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 Ian, 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.
Starring Jane Clifton (Prisoner) and Roger Oakley (Home and Away), and supported by Lyall Brooks, Jamieson Caldwell and Fiona Harris, Spencer employs classic Australian vernacular, lashings of humour, and recognisable characters that ask us to consider how much our family defines who we are, if we can exist without them - and if we ever really grow up…
- “This may well be the birth of a future Australian classic” (The Music)
- "Full of love and family and all the crap that happens between those two things. It will stick in your mind” (Theatre People)
- “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)
Location: Drum Theatre, corner Lonsdale and Walker streets, Dandenong