Failure. Family. Forgiveness. A brand new comedy-drama celebrating a gloriously dysfunctional Australian family, this is modern storytelling at its best!

Spencer tells the story of a tight-knit family led by single-mum and matriarch Marilyn and her three adult children – wayward daughter Jules, mouthy coulda-been Ben and AFL player and golden-boy Scott.

About to meet the young son – Spencer – he never knew he had, Scott and the family have returned home to help mark the occasion. With the surprise appearance of the father they barely remember, the entire family is forced to work together to clean up both the house and their own fractured relationships as the clock ticks down to Spencer’s arrival…

Written by award-winning playwright Katy Warner (2016 Green Room Nomination for A Prudent Man), Spencer asks us to consider how much our family defines who we are, and whether we ever really grow up…


★★★★★  – The Music

★★★★★  – Theatre People

★★★★½ – The Low Down Under

“It’s bloody hilarious.” – Keith Gow

“This production is a standout.” – Weekend Notes

“The performances are outstanding.” – The Dialog

“Warner’s script is intelligent and funny.” – Myron My

Written by Katy Warner
Directed by Sharon Davis
Performed by Lyall Brooks, Jamieson Caldwell, Jane Clifton, Fiona Harris and Roger Oakley
Set & Lighting Design by Rob Sowinski and Bryn Cullen
Produced by Adam Fawcett
Presented by Lab Kelpie

SPENCER is proudly supported by the City of Stonnington and Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH.

This performance contains strong language, popping balloons and is suitable for 15+.

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11-28 May
Time: 7pm Wednesday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday
Tickets: $24 Preview (Thursday 11 May), $39 Full, $34 Concession/Group 6+, $29 Under 30 (+transaction fee)

Duration: 90 minutes (No interval)
Please note if you exit the theatre during the performance you will not be allowed back in.

Seating: General Admission. Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. The performance has a strict ‘Lockout Policy’, latecomers will not be permitted.

Please Note: To ensure the safety and integrity of the performance, if you choose to exit the theatre during the performance you will not be permitted to re-enter.

If you require wheelchair access, please call our Box Office on 03 8290 7000.

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