Mel and Leo are like a lot of couples. They live in the present, accommodate the past and anticipate a future consisting of half made plans they’ll probably never realise. One night a young man arrives on their doorstep with tales of amnesia, stolen bikes, Russians and an almost insatiable appetite for toast. Could he be the son they lost 12 years earlier or simply a clever stranger seeking to inveigle his way into their home?

Past and present collide as Mel and Leo, with their friend Dan, negotiate the nature of reality, loss and belief as the navigate their past and grapple with the true cost of happiness.

“Beautiful writing that lets hope shine in its blackness” – Aussie Theatre.

“An honest, unsettling and thoroughly humorous account of life in the face of tragedy” – Theatre Press.

“This well written, performed and constructed play makes you laugh but also manages to make you twist uncomfortably in your seat ” – Arts Hub.

“An intriguing work from a playwright to watch” – The Age

  • drama
  • 80
  • 4 total
  • 1 female identifying, 3 male identifying
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre




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