COLDER THAN HERE, The New Theatre, ©Bob Seary

COLDER THAN HERE, The New Theatre, ©Bob Seary

COLDER THAN HERE, The New Theatre, ©Bob Seary

COLDER THAN HERE, The New Theatre, ©Bob Seary

COLDER THAN HERE, The New Theatre, ©Bob Seary

COLDER THAN HERE, The New Theatre, ©Bob Seary

COLDER THAN HERE, The New Theatre, ©Bob Seary

COLDER THAN HERE, The New Theatre, ©Bob Seary

COLDER THAN HERE, The New Theatre, ©Bob Seary

COLDER THAN HERE, The New Theatre, ©Bob Seary

Colder Than Here

by Laura Wade

“Far from flinching in the face of death, (Laura Wade) explores how we might make peace with it” The Guardian

THE NEW THEATRE, Sydney, Australia
New Directions Season, August 2008

DIRECTOR: SALLY BLACKWOOD
Set Designer: JAMES CROKE
Lighting Designer: SPIROS HRISTIAS

Nobody can ignore the fact that Myra is dying – but in the meantime life goes on.  There is heating to be fixed, cats to be fed and the perfect funeral to be planned.  While Myra researches bushland burial spots and biodegradable coffins, her husband and two adult daughters are finally forced to communicate with her, and each other, in the face of a heart-wrenching certainty.

A tender, funny and unsentimental look at a family facing up to the imminent death of a loved one.

CAST: James Belfrage, Nikki Britton, Xaris Miller and Helen Tonkin