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“I’m older now, I’m stronger. How do you know I haven’t sorted out some natural equilibrium on my own?”

Anna has been medicated for a range of mood and behavioural disorders for as long as she can remember. Now she wants to know what life would be like without pills and prescriptions. More fulfilling? More exciting? More real?

As Anna tries to find out who she really is, her mother, Renee (played by Hannah Waterman), remains determined to protect her. She can’t bear to watch her daughter go through the anguish all over again, to throw it all away for a personal experiment—but Anna’s treatment is no longer her decision.

Winner of the Judges’ Award in the prestigious Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting (UK), Kendall Feaver’s captivating play is a profound and compelling study of a young woman trying to discover where her illness ends and her identity begins. Directed by the Helpmann Award-winning Lee Lewis, it’s a quick-witted and bracingly honest take on the difficult choices you make in your child’s best interests, and what happens when you no longer have a say.

An extraordinary work about mental health and the medication of children, this play will guarantee Kendall Feaver a place as one of our next great writers.


Lee Lewis on The Almighty Sometimes

Director Lee Lewis
Assistant Director Scarlet McGlynn
Designer Dan Potra
Lighting Designer Daniel Barber
Sound Designer & Composer Russell Goldsmith
Stage Manager Michelle Sverdloff
Stage Management Secondment Ella Griffin
With Hannah Waterman, Brenna Harding, Penny Cook and Shiv Palekar

Preview 27 – 31 July
Opening Nights 1 & 2 August
Season 3 August – 8 September

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday 5 September 2pm & 7pm

Meet The Artists Tuesday 14 August
Captioned Performance Tuesday 28 August

Running Time
2 hours and 30 minutes including interval


Adult $60
Concession, Senior, Preview, Groups 8+ $50
Under 35 $38

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