A play about family, the land and being the one who stays, with original music by Mark Seymour.
Written by multi-award winning playwright Jane Bodie, Lamb is a touchingly beautiful play with songs, featuring original music by Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors).
Lamb follows two generations of family, set on an Australian sheep farm. A bittersweet story of Annie, Kathleen and Patrick, three siblings born onto their parents’ property, Lamb explores the lies and secrets kept, loves lost and opportunities missed. Told with subtlety and humour, Lamb spans 40 years, telling an intimate story of one family and rural life.
Mark Seymour’s exquisite original songs feature as part of the story throughout the production.
Audience info | Moderate Language | Adult Content
Cast & Creatives
Jane Bodie / WRITER
Julian Meyrick / DIRECTOR
Mark Seymour / COMPOSER
Ella Caldwell & Lain Sinclair / DRAMATURGS
Greg Clarke / SET & COSTUME DESIGN
Efterpi Soropos / LIGHTING DESIGN
Justin Gardam / SOUND DESIGN
Brigid Gallacher, Emily Goddard, Darcy Kent / CAST INCLUDES
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“Bodie’s writing is both funny and stunningly lyrical…honest human and true.”– Irish Times
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