WORLD PREMIERE – by Steve McGrath – King St Theatre, Sydney 2014
“Steve McGrath’s work is a fascinating look at masculinity and the ageing process”. Sydney Arts Guide
“Leaves deserves high praise for its spot-on casting and brilliant set and costumes.” South Sydney Herald
“The production is vibrant, often with a frenzied, almost childlike energy that translates passionately.” Suzy Goes See
An exotic wilderness. Three men and a birthday cake. In this world premiere of Leaves, you are invited along on a dark and hilarious lost weekend.
Chas has arranged his old school friends, Harvey and Wilbur, to spend a camping weekend in a remote paradise. As they attempt to celebrate turning 50 years old together, their expedition takes a muddy detour during a feast of booze, beef and barbiturates. It’s the sort of weekend that Wilbur would describe as the bastard child of Waiting for Godot and Picnic at Hanging Rock.
Will they make it to Monday morning ?
Written by Steve McGrath Directed by Markus Weber With Martin Ashley Jones, Steve McGrath and Gerry Sont
Performed at King Street Theatre, Sydney – 19 to 29 November 2014