First presented by Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company and Traverse Theatre Company in association with Paines Plough at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh on 31 July 2009, Orphans tells the story of Helen and Liam, a sister and younger brother orphaned in childhood after a horrific fire, and the strong familial ties that bind them as a result of growing up alone and together in the ‘system’. With Helen now happily married to Danny, with a young son and another on the way, Liam arrives on their doorstep, covered in blood, frantically telling the story of a young lad he desperately, and futilely, tried to help when he discovered him, beaten and badly injured, on the street.
Helen and Danny try and understand and calm the frantic Liam, and piece together what happened and what they will do about it. Things get complicated when inconsistencies begin to appear in Liam’s story, by which point events have been set in motion that will have lasting impacts on all their lives.
Masterfully directed by Douglas Montgomery and starring Shian Denovan, Pat Moonie and Gavin Williams, we are delighted to bring you this award winning play. Book your tickets here.
Season: (All shows 7:30pm unless otherwise indicated)
Week 1: Fri Aug 8th, Sat Aug 9th (3pm & 7:30pm)
Week 2: *Tue Aug 12th, Fri Aug 15th, Sat Aug 16th (3pm & 7:30pm), Sun Aug 17th (3pm)
Week 3: **Mon Aug 18th, *Tue Aug 19th, Thu Aug 21st, Fri Aug 22nd, Sat Aug 23rd (3pm & 7:30pm)
Where: The Mechanics Institute
Location: 270 Sydney Rd Brunswick (cnr Glenlyon Rd)
Tickets: $28 Adult / $24 Concession / $20 Groups (9+)
* $20 Cheap Tuesday (12th/19th)
** Pay as you feel (Monday 18th) Reserve your tickets here for this special event.