Kitten’s husband Jonah has committed suicide. Kitten is overwhelmed with grief and guilt. She swings from depression to mania as she pieces together Jonah’s research on intelligence in the animal kingdom, inspired by what she discovers she devises a bizarre plan to make a come back as a singer in order to rescue Jonah.

As Manfred her lover watches over her unable to help, her excitement builds to mania, until she finally collapses. Once again Kitten is reduced to nothing. And from her hospital bed, Kitten very slowly begins to discover a new voice. She begins to sing….

Hear Jenny Kemp talking about KITTEN in this Wheeler Centre discussion.

  • drama/bipolar soap opera/concert
  • 90
  • 4 total
  • 3 female identifying, 1 male identifying
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre




VIDEO: Playwrights talk about finding their unique style and methodology, and the personal experiences that inspire their work. Raimondo Cortese, Hannie Rayson, Lally Katz and Jenny Kemp discuss the dramas of drama with Dr Denise Varney. Recorded at the Wheeler Centre in September 2011.

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