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7 Days in the Life of Simon Labrosse

BY CAROLE FRÉCHETTE                                                                        

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE – Creative Space 99, Sydney 2016

“This is another wonderful night at the theatre. Don’t miss it. Highly recommended.”  Lisa Thatcher

“Anna Jahjah’s direction is free and humorous, delivering a work that feels unrestrained and exhilarating.”  Suzy Goes See

Wonderfully, hilariously and painfully relevant.”  South Sydney Herald

“An intriguing, well presented, surreal experience.”  Broadwayworld.com


“Fréchette holds us in the palm of her hand.” – Toronto Star, Canada

Don’t know how to handle your angry partner? Struggling to express yourself? Do you wish people noticed you more often? Well, Simon Labrosse has the answer!

For a reasonable price, he offers his services as an emotional stunt man, a finisher of sentences or your very own audience. All guaranteed to help you bear the emptiness of your existence.

A surreal comedy by award-winning playwright Carole Fréchette, brought to Australia for the first time.

“Fréchette’s use of language sparkles with sublime whimsy.” L’Express, France

Duration: 1h30


Listen to an interview of Anna Jahjah on SBS Radio about the play.


Steve McGrath, Cassady Maddox and Gerry Sont


Director: Anna Jahjah

Assistant Director: Kris Shalvey

Stage Manager: Pauline Evans

Graphic Design: Clarisse Ambroselli

Production Photographer: Emma Lois

Performed at Creative Space 99, Sydney / 18 May – 29 May 2016








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