Every Lovely Terrible Thing at Theatre Works

A bold new Australian play that will leave you laughing, crying and pondering life’s big questions!

Step inside the tumultuous world of the Colemans as they prepare to take on their greatest adversary yet: Themselves.

Widowed matriarch Jerica yearns to sell the decaying family home and break free from her past. Her conservative son Charles seeks to reinvent himself as a modern publican and councillor, while his wife Phoebe doesn’t know what she wants – except that it’s probably not Charles. Meanwhile, underneath all their noses, reclusive grandchild Cooper forges an unlikely connection with Lachie, the enigmatic tradie tasked with repairing Jerica’s house.

Things are finally looking up for the Colemans until Jerica’s estranged, prickly daughter Brit returns home guarding a secret so big it threatens to blow up the entire family.

A universal tale of love, courage and intergenerational trauma, this darkly comedic new Australian by regional playwright Adam Fawcett and co-produced by Daylesford-based theatre company Lab Kelpie play boldly examines why families stay together – and what happens when they can’t.


Playwright | Adam Fawcett
Director | Justin Nott
Set Design | Harry Gill
Lighting Design | Sidney Younger
Sound Design | Tom Backhaus
Costume Design | Martelle Hunt
Video Design | Aron Murray
Stage Manager | Ashleigh Walwyn
Presenter Lab Kelpie & Theatre Works


Lyall Brooks
Emma Choy
Sharon Davis
Jordan Fraser-Trumble
Megan Jones
Wil King

About This Event

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Presented by:

Adam Fawcett

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