Mum, Me & The I.E.D
August 15 - September 1, 2018
The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Road
DescriptionCollaborations Theatre Group Presents
Mum, Me & The I.E.D
by James Balian & Roger Vickery
Directed by Kevin Jackson
CTG follows up its 2016 critical success with a new drama, inspired by real events, about the struggle to save a young soldier from the explosive effects of his time in Afghanistan.
‘I’ve been looking for a script like this. It spoke to me culturally, urgently, about the relatively buried issue of PTSD in our returning soldiers,’ Kevin Jackson, Director.
Rob has gone from restless farm boy to troubled army medic. He tries to hide behind jokes and deflections but can’t stop ‘time travelling’ between home and Afghanistan. His anti-war mother, weary counsellor and vulnerable brother are pulling in different directions and his senior officer, another damaged soul, seems intent on tearing out his ‘stitches’.
Desperate, Rob takes the biggest risk of his army career, and sets out on a journey that may be the most dangerous he’s ever taken.
James has written and directed many film, television and stage productions. Roger has won over 70 literary awards for stories, poetry and stage work. They are a formidable creative duo. The success of their last play, A Nest of Skunks, attests to that, and playwright Katie Pollock as dramaturg has added an extra dimension.
$5 of every ticket sold for the performances on Wed, Aug15, 22 and 29 will be donated to Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland.
Cast: Matilda Brodie, Martin Harper, Elaine Hudson, Philippe Klaus & Joshua Shediak.
Design: Rachel Scane.
Lighting Design: Martin Kinnane.
Sound Design: Ben Pierpoint.
Operator/Stage manager: Lydia Kelly.
Venue: The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Road Marrickville NSW
15 August to 1 September, Wed – Sat, 8 pm + Sat matinees 2 pm
Previews: 15 & 16 August Opening night: Fri 17 August
Tickets: $32 Full | $27 Concession | $22 Wednesdays