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by isabella reid

Legit Theatre Co. in association with bAKEHOUSE Theatre Co present

Northern Ireland. 1977. The Glynne family gather to mourn and celebrate the life of Daphne, beloved mother to Jackie, daughter to George and sister to Dolores and Henry. Daphne is remembered for a keen passion for swing-dancing, a mighty collection of brooches and a new venture into lesbianism.

Emerging Sydney playwright Isabella Reid’s first play comments on grief, religion and family acceptance in the face of political and social unrest, where a company of ten Glynnes prove anything that can go wrong, will. They discover the real struggle isn’t dealing with Daphne’s death, but the inability to provide her a dignified wake.

The development of this work was supported by Shopfront Arts Co-Op

and The Department of Education’s The Arts Unit.

Venue: KXT on Broadway - 181 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007
Previews: 3 – 7 May 2024
Season: 8 – 18 May 2024
Performances: 7.30pm on Tuesday - Saturday; 5pm on Sunday
Running Time: 60 mins
Price: $35 - $45; $30 previews

the team

Playwright - Isabella Reid (she/her)

Director - Mathew Lee (he/him)

Assistant Director - Violette Ayad (she/her)

Lighting Designer - Tyler Fitzpatrick (she/her)

Set & Costume Designer - Ruby Jenkins (she/her)

Sound & Music Designer - Clare Hennessy (she/they)

Dialect Coach - Felicity Jurd (she/her)

Stage Manager - Alex Liang (they/them)

Promotional Photography – Clare Hawley (she/her)
Producer - Tom Hanaee (he/him)

Cast -  Lib Campbell (she/her), Clay Crighton (they/them), Lincoln Elliott (he/him), Paul Grabovac (he/him), Teale Howie (he/him), Mark Langham (he/him), Linda Nicholls-Gidley (she/her), Rachel Seeto (she/they), Annie Stafford (she/her) and

Michael Yore (he/him).

“A brilliant, thought provoking and hilarious look into family at its most vulnerable. Superbly written with insight well beyond her years!”

Amy Payten, St Catherine’s, Waverley


“Bitter-sweet, outrageously funny, clever, witty and heartfelt. I absolutely adored it and my students did too.”

Meg Veness, Gosford High School

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