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★★★★★ - Time Out London | ★★★★★ - Mail On Sunday | ★★★★★ - The Sunday Times

Sugary Rum presents the Australian Premiere of


JUNE 12 - JULY 6

Written by Alice Birch
Directed by Shane Anthony

“My mother always said to Live Big.
Live as much as I could.”

A startling theatrical triptych about three generations of mothers and daughters. For each woman, the chaos of what has come before brings with it a painful legacy. A powerful, unflinching look at a family afflicted with severe depression and mental illness.

“I have Stayed. I have Stayed - I have Stayed for as long as I possibly can.”

The director of the Old Fitz's acclaimed 2016 production of The Whale returns with this radically experimental new play from award winning playwright and screenwriter, Alice Birch (Revolt. She said. Revolt again and Lady Macbeth).

”Stunningly original.” - ★★★★★ - Mail On Sunday

“Birch has crafted a rich, haunting, technically dazzling script.” ★★★★★ - Time Out London

“Most productions require one viewing. Alice Birch’s spellbinding and serious new drama is worth three.” ★★★★★ - The Sunday Times

Winner of the 2018 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Anatomy of a Suicide is generously supported by Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation, City of Sydney & International Screen Academy

Andrea Demetriades
Anna Samson
Kate Skinner
Danielle Catanzariti
Jack Crumlin
Teale Howie
Charles Mayer
Guy O’Grady
Natalie Saleeba
Contessa Treffone

Creative Team:
Presented by Sugary Rum Productions in association with Red Line Productions
Playwright: Alice Birch
Director: Shane Anthony
Producer: Gus Murray
Costume Designer: Siobhan Jett O’Hanlon
Costume Assistant: Bobbi Rickards
Set Construction: Colin Emmerton
Composition: Damien Lane
Set Design: Shane Anthony & Gus Murray
Lighting Design: Veronique Benett
Dialect Coach: Danielle Roffe
Stage Management: Caroline McAllister
Production Assistant: Madeline Macrae

$33.00 - $48.00

Performance Times:
Tuesday - Saturday: 7:30 PM
Saturday Matinees (June 29 & July 6): 2:00 PM
Sundays: 5:00 PM

Running time: 105 minutes

Additional Information:
Seating at the Old Fitz Theatre is unreserved.

There is a lockout policy in place for all shows at the Old Fitz Theatre. Unfortunately latecomers can not be permitted and reentry to the theatre is not possible during the performance. Please visit our info page for more information.

This production contains strong themes of mental health and suicide. If you have questions regarding the content of the play please contact our Box Office.

For support, please contact:

Lifeline (24/7) Call 13 11 14.
Emergencies - 000
Suicide Call Back Service provides 24/7 support if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal. Call 1300 659 467.

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SUPPORTED BY: Creative Practice Lab, UNSW Sydney