For years a mother and her daughter have lived together in a dilapidated caravan full of faded dreams. They have nowhere else to go. While Judy, big, bloated and perennially unwell, holds court from the caravan’s double bed, Donna cooks liver, drinks cask wine and dreams of a Tinder date to take her away.
But each knows the other won’t leave: they’re stuck, and will be till the end.
Over the course of one evening, while Donna’s phone pings and Judy sucks oxygen from her mask, they bicker and make up, scream and threaten violence and dream of better things.
Caravan is bitter and hilarious, tender and toxic: a darkly comic look at life on the margins and the universal need for love.
"NICCI WILKS AND SUSIE DEE HAVE CREATED A PAIR OF TRAGICOMIC CLOWNS TO RIVAL THE GREATEST"
"THE PLAY IS A UNIQUE TWO-HANDER, WHICH PUTS THE LIVES OF MARGINALISED WOMEN AT THE CENTRE OF DRAMATIC ACTION"
PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
Presented with Melbourne International Arts Festival.
Key Image: Pier Carthew
Images: Tim Grey
|WRITTEN BY /||
Angus Cerini, Patricia Cornelius, Wayne Macauley & Melissa Reeves
|CREATED & PERFORMED BY /||
Susie Dee & Nicci Wilks
|SET & COSTUME DESIGN /||
|LIGHTING DESIGN /||
|SOUND DESIGN /||
Event & ticketing details
The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006Get directions
TrainAny train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.
TramThe No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.
1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)
Frequent coarse language, adult themes and sexual references.