Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy and 29 Scenes
What do you do when you can’t look away?
In the quiet streets of an ordinary suburb, the fence between two neighbouring houses comes down. Where once there was a clear separation between you and the couple next door, now there’s only a dirt line and human decency keeping prying eyes out of each other’s backyards.
Except you’ve noticed they have a new baby and that she keeps locking herself out. And then there are the sounds late at night that have become impossible not to hear. Should you say something, do something? But is it what you think it is? And is it really your place to get involved?
Shortlisted for the 2022 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, The Fence is a scintillating solo work about privacy, bravery, and testimony by acclaimed playwright Fleur Murphy (Nothing, Hearth). Performed by Louisa Mignone (Anna K, Wentworth, The Twelve), this gripping new play will lead you through the streets we know, shining a light on the violence found in our own backyards.
9 - 20 August, 2023
Nothcote Town Hall
Show warnings: this production contains references to and descriptions of domestic violence.
Preview performance: Wednesday 9 August, 7.30pm
Opening night performance: Thursday 10 August, 7.30pm
Post-show talk: Wednesday 16 August, 7.30pm
Writer: Fleur Murphy
Director: Alice Darling
Producer: Fiona Stafford
Creative Producer: Tom Royce-Hampton
Dramaturge: Susanne Porter
Domestic Abuse Advisor: Sheridon Byrne
Set & Costume Design: Karine Larché
Lighting Design: Clare Springett
Sound Design: Sidney Millar
Hero photography: Gregory Lorenzutti
Workshop images by Cameron Grant