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“This Way Up”

The Essendon Theatre Company’s latest production is “The Way Up” by Elizabeth Coleman, Directed by Dawn Hinrichsen

Nick and Melanie’s relationship is over and they can’t wait to see the back of each other. Their furniture’s been removed from their house in a No Through Road. Only boxes remain; five years of married life, sealed with masking tape and marked for different addresses.

Nick’s work-mate Damien and Melanie’s younger sister Kris – here to load the boxes into separate cars – have brought their own emotional baggage. As life threatening events escalate in the house next door, what was meant to be a final brief parting blows up into a riot of suppressed jealousy, insecurities and sexual tension.

Trapped for another night in their former home, Nick and Melanie’s shared life spills out onto the floor around them as their neighbours’ plight impacts upon them all – and where on earth did they pack the kettle and tea bags?

A funny and sometimes frightening look at love gone wrong. Elizabeth Coleman follows the huge success of It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To) and Secret Bridesmaids’ Business with a splendid new play about trust and possessiveness.

– Season: 10-Apr-08 to 19-Apr-08
– Theatre: Bradshaw Street Community Hall, Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street) West Essendon
– Performances: 10,11,12,17,18,19 April 2008 at7:30pm
– Prices: $15.00 Full Admission, $12.00 Concession
– Bookings: Eileen – 9330 4808

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