‘Everyone knows that friendships made in bathrooms are ones that last for life.’

Cactus is a brutally funny, heartbreakingly honest new play for anyone who is or ever has been a teenager.
This timely play by Madelaine Nunn follows Abbie and her best friend PB as they navigate their last year of high school. It’s going well. I mean, they’re still virgins, but it’s going well. Milestones are being met. Exams are drawing near. Freedom is on the horizon. Then Abbie gets some news that suddenly and unceremoniously plunges her into a world she wasn’t ready for.

Winner of the ATYP Rebel Wilson Theatre Maker Scholarship
Shortlisted for the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award
Nominated for an Australian Writer’s Guild Award

‘A vivid and touching and effortlessly funny portrayal that puts the intimate textures of female companionship centre stage.’—The Age

‘Cactus is a brilliantly written work … Nunn is a consummate storyteller.’—Australian Arts Review

  • drama, one-act, theatre for, by or about young people
  • 75
  • 2 total
  • 2 female identifying
  • young people, women, friendship, adolescence
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • yes
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Currency Press


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