Alone Outside | 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival
September 14 - 29, 2018
Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne, VIC
DescriptionFollowing their success with A Prudent Man in 2016, Lab Kelpie return to Fringe with this powerful one-woman play by West Australian playwright Liz Newell that explores the conflict, awkwardness and nostalgia of returning home.
Having just broken up with her long-time boyfriend, Daphne reluctantly returns from The Big Smoke to the tiny country town she grew up in to visit her ailing grandmother.
Experiencing run-ins with a revolving door of people she hasn’t seen in years, Daphne eventually reconnects with former best-mate Aidan, sharing a long-held secret that finally brings her the sense of clarity she hadn’t realised she’d been missing.
A meditation on the concept of 'home' that examines the places and people that continually call us back – whether we like it or not – Alone Outside is a moving and ultimately uplifting look at the fraught paths we walk towards self-acceptance.
'... Newell's ability to create intimate character arcs is a skill that has clearly been developed with great care.' - Isolated Nation
Written by Liz Newell
Performed by Sharon Davis
Directed by Lyall Brooks
Sound Design by Grace Ferguson
Produced by Adam Fawcett
Presented by Lab Kelpie
Warning: Contains mild coarse language