by Jonathan Gavin
29 November - 22 December 2007
Christmas is that special time of year when we spend money we don’t have on people we don’t like, most often the people with whom we share a surname. (Ruth Day O’Connor)
In the outer reaches of Sydney, where the city bleeds into the bush, a tiger is on the loose.
Meet the Unwins. Rachelle has made her special dessert. Eddie is home from a stint at Silverwater. His teenaged wife Kylie is about to give birth. Howl is dealing drugs again. Mum’s on the brink of cardiac arrest. Six-year-old Xavier has a penchant for guns and Chuckles is five hours late for Christmas lunch.
They don’t call it the Silly Season for nothing.
Tiger Country is a comedy of sex, drugs, and the ugly secrets that weld a family together. Bitingly funny, savagely honest and brutally uncompromising, get ready for the hottest summer on record with this very Australian holiday story.
Director John Sheedy
Designer Brad Clark
Lighting Designer Bernie Tan
Sound Designer Robin McCarthy
Producers Ingrid Johnston and Nicole Winkler
With Josef Ber, James Evans, Matthew Moore, Eve Morey, Nicole Winkler
A Maelstrom Productions and Griffin Stablemates world premiere
Preview 28 November
Season 29 November – 22 December