Production still for "Brothers Wreck". Dion Williams. Photographer: Tim Grey
By Jada Alberts
08 June 2018 – 23 August 2018 Merlyn Theatre
Malthouse Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia,
New Writing Theatre Co-Production
Ruben is full of anger and dancing on the edge, struggling to cope with his brother’s death. As Darwin swelters, tensions in the house are high as Ruben slips further and further adrift from all those around him: his counsellor, his best mate, his sister, his beloved Aunty. When the summer storm finally breaks, the family must pull together and find the strength to bring Ruben back from the brink.
Jada Alberts’ breakout play is one of the most moving pieces to grace Australian stages. Starring Trevor Jamieson (The Season, Melbourne Festival), Nelson Baker (The Warriors, ABC TV), Lisa Flanagan (Australian Rules), Leonie Whyman (Black Comedy, ABC) and Dion Williams (Gallipoli, Nine) this is Jada’s directorial debut of their hit powerhouse play—heralded as a triumph in its Sydney premiere season.
Transporting us to Jada's home town in the Top End, Jada leads us through a gripping drama about a grief-stricken family whose love for each other knows no limits.
— The Music
"POIGNANT, DEVASTATING AND SHARPLY OBSERVED"
— The Age
"IT IS CATHARTIC AND IT IS TRANSFORMATIVE"
— Time Out
"LINE FOR LINE, ALBERTS' WRITING IS TENSILE AND ENGAGING"
— The Australian
"AN ACHIEVEMENT OF STORYTELLING"
— Theatre Press
Production still for "Brothers Wreck". L-R: Nelson Baker, Dion Williams. Photographer: Tim Grey
Production still for "Brothers Wreck". L-R: Dion Williams, Trevor Jamieson. Photographer: Tim Grey
Production still for "Brothers Wreck". L-R: Trevor Jamieson, Dion Williams. Photographer: Tim Grey
Production still for "Brothers Wreck". L-R: Leonie Whyman, Nelson Baker. Photographer: Tim Grey
A Malthouse Theatre and State Theatre Company South Australia production.