Regional Arts Development Central West NSW
lingua franca's KANGAROO
Supporting: the premiere and tour of Miranda Gott's 'Kangaroo'

Arts OutWest is proud to support the world premiere and tour of KANGAROO by Miranda Gott.

After three years in development this play has its professional debut in July 2021.

It opens in Bathurst and tours to Cowra and Penrith. It features a regionally-based professional cast and crew.

The company for Kangaroo by Miranda Gott is:

  • Madelaine Osborn – Melissa
  • Duncan Wass – Mick
  • Geraldine Brown – Barbara
  • Miranda Gott – playwright
  • Ben Turner – lighting designer
  • Becky Russell – director
  • Kylie Shead – producer
  • Karl Shead – production designer
  • Henry Simmons – video designer
  • Tim Roebuck – sound designer.

Very excited to see what these amazing people make when the show premieres in Bathurst Friday July 9. Tickets www.bmec.com.au or 02 6333 6161

This play came to life from a CASP funded playwriting development project. It went into further development through the Lingua Franca/ Local Stages at BMEC/ Q Theate project ‘Routes’ funded by @creatensw and auspiced by Arts OutWest. The 2021 production and tour is supported by Ben and Martha Gelin.

About the play

Three strangers, intricately entwined by the events of one fateful night.

In a small regional town, three people share their own funny, yet tragic, stories that cause their lives to converge.

Melissa, a mother at 18, escaping a home life with an emotionally abusive father. Her daughter is now 5, and Melissa is coming to realise that history is repeating itself.

Mick, an enthusiast for his work – tending the sewage facility and collecting the town’s garbage. Once a bright child, betrayal by a trusted adult forms his home-grown philosophy about life’s disposability.

Barbara, a former university lecturer in art, who has made a fresh start in the town with her investment speculator husband. Settling into country life, her academic understanding of death is confronted by the reality of life and death among rural animals.

Kangaroo is a truly inspired new work by a first time playwright based in Bathurst NSW. It weaves and dances, revealing a dark and poetic world of solitude, strength, survival and death.

Running time approx. 65 minutes

Age Recommendation 14 +

In a small regional town, three people share their own funny, yet tragic, stories that cause their lives to converge…

Location: Bathurst, Penrith, Cowra

When: 2021

Funded by: The NSW Government through Create NSW. Ben and Martha Gelin.

Partnering with:  Lingua Franca, Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre and Q Theatre