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Actors Centre Australia

21-23 Norton Street

Leichhardt, NSW 2040


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Seven actresses (who are themselves mothers) interview seven mothers from all walks of life, delving into the similarities and vast differences in this universal experience.
‘You’ll never exist again on the plane without caring very very very deeply.’ These are the stories your mother never told you; the controversial, the heartbreaking, the beautiful and the messy. These are tales of the exquisite beauty and the inevitable pain of caring.
Every word spoken on stage is direct from the interviews, in a funny, honest and revealing hour and a half where we discover the collective power Mothers hold for the future of this world.

Warning - This is Reality Theatre. It may ring truer than you care to admit.

The strictly limited season cannot be extended, be sure not to miss out!

Event: Reality Theatre – Motherlode

Where: Actors Centre Australia - Italian Forum Cultural Centre -23 Norton Street, Leichhardt, NSW

(Entrance is short walk down the galleria off Norton street. Walk down the stairs to the piazza ground level and the entrance is to your left.)

When: May 4th (preview), 5th, 6th @ 7.30pm with a matinee on the 6th at 4pm & May 11th, 12th, 13th @ 7.30pm with a matinee on the 13th at 4pm.

Price: $35 adult, $25 concession (Seniors, MEAA, Student or Health Care Card). Preview - all tickets $20

This project gives a voice to the many women whose lives are changed by Motherhood. Verbatim theatre is rarely seen on Australian stages and is a visceral, honest and creative method of story-telling - we can guarantee this won't be your average theatre show.

The characters are real, the stories are real, the language is real. In the name of supporting working mothers - the actresses are all also Mothers themselves.

Directed by Verbatim Theatre Veteran Dean Carey, the show focuses on strength of Mothers as well as the power Mothers hold for the future of this world. Dean's thoughts on Verbatim can be seen below.

“I love the immediacy of this style of theatre and the way it captures the heartbeat and truth within communities. I
don’t know of a theatrical format that can instantly personalise an issue or give voice to a community or culture
like Reality Theatre. Hearing someone’s voice and their words channeled through someone else allows the
audience to immerse themselves with a sense of deep curiosity. This openness to inquiry connects audience and
character in a unique and compelling way,” Dean said.


Jo Briant

Mel Dodge

Karli Evans

Lana Kershaw

Monette Lee

Jan Oxenbould

Natalie Rees

For further media information or to arrange media interviews contact:

Natalie Rees
Email: info@thehubstudio.com.au
Phone: 0431672386

We can now confirm there will be a creche on Saturday the 6th of May for the 4pm show. For those interested there will be a small $10 fee to cover costs. If you would like to book a place for your child please do so ASAP through the eventbrite link as capacity is strictly limited.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

BY TRAIN: Petersham Station is the closest City Rail train station to Leichhardt (approximately 10 minutes’ walk to the Italian Forum).

BY BUS: • Buses from the CBD: 10, 436, 437, 438, 439,440. • Buses from Balmain: 444, 445. • Other buses within walking distance: 413, 461, 480, 483

BY CAR: • Car Park located underneath the Italian Forum. Entry to car park from Norton Street or Balmain Road. (2 free hours parking - Validate at the reception of the Cultural Centre). • 2 hours free parking at Coles Car Park on Norton Street, 2 minutes’ walk to Centre. • Parking available on Norton Street, Parking available on Norton Street, Balmain Road and surrounding streets.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no minimum age but some of the material is quite confronting so a mature audience is recommended.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Natalie Rees on 0431672386 for any questions.

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