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 Australian
"THE PLAY IS A UNIQUE TWO-HANDER, WHICH PUTS THE LIVES OF MARGINALISED WOMEN AT THE CENTRE OF DRAMATIC ACTION"
— The Conversation

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Presented with Melbourne International Arts Festival. 

Key Image: Pier Carthew
Images: Tim Grey 

Partners

WRITTEN BY / 

Angus Cerini, Patricia Cornelius, Wayne Macauley & Melissa Reeves

CREATED & PERFORMED BY / 

Susie Dee & Nicci Wilks

SET & COSTUME DESIGN /

Marg Horwell

LIGHTING DESIGN /

Andy Turner

SOUND DESIGN /

Ian Moorhead

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Location

Courtyard

The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions

Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The 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.

Event notes

DURATION /

1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)

WARNINGS /

Frequent coarse language, adult themes and sexual references.