Death in Bowengabbie

Thursday, 24 April 2014 to Saturday, 10 May 2014

Check out our trailer:

"Death in Bowengabbie" was created by master story teller Caleb Lewis -  an award winning local writer,  the author of "Dogfall" which played to full houses and great critical acclaim at the Bakehouse in 2007, and whose “inventive, accessible new work” "Maggie Stone" finished  State Theatre’s 2013 season “on a high note”(The Australian)

Death in Bowengabbie was the Fringe 2009 winner of the Judges’ commendation for Best Writing.
It will be directed by Peter Green, who brought you "East of Berlin" and "Girl in a Goldfish Bowl" (amongst many others) and features Elliot Howard (last seen at the Bakehouse in Neil LaBute’s "Fat Pig")

“Welcome to the sweet life” reads the sign on the road as Oscar returns to his home town.  Unfortunately the sign is fading, as are the town’s inhabitants.  Little does Oscar know that the first funeral that brings him back to Bowengabbie is only one of many in a town where, devoid of most of its younger population, the old folks are all dropping like flies.  Here funerals really are a celebration of life. More than that, they are a party.   For Oscar, something else is also drawing him back to Bowengabbie – far away from his current wedding plans........all he has to do is to admit it to himself.

“Death in Bowengabbie” is possibly one of the top 970 greatest love stories of all time. It will pull very gently at your heartstrings all the way to the twist at the end.  It’s just possible that it could also make you die laughing.

"Everything about this well-written, superbly acted and authentically engrossing work is top-notch. Go see Death in Bowengabbie, it's a funny and beguiling play that won't disappoint."
Stephen Davenport - Indaily
4 STARS - "Howard does a masterful job switching between his characters ..and expertly carries his audience through the morbid, the extraordinary and the very funny. Peter Green’s direction and Stephen Dean’s lighting are deft touches..."
Peter Maddern - KRYSTOFF RAW
5 STARS "The stage belongs to Elliot Howard..(he) not only plays Oscar but also the various characters of Bowengabbie. Astutely directed by Peter Green, he does it with easy and effective underplay. Stephen Dean's lighting plot is the subtle mechanism which changes the times and places and moods..It is a particularly gentle and lyrical work but also sad, absurdist and very funny indeed."
Samela Harris - Barefoot Review


Adults $30, Conc $25, Fringe Benefits $25, Groups (6+) $25, Previews $20, Students $15
One hour - no interval

Written by: Caleb Lewis
Directed by: Peter Green
Featuring: Elliot Howard
Produced by: Pamela Munt
Sound, Lighting and video: Stephen Dean
Still Photograpy: Michael Errey

Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, 25 April 2014 - 8:00pm
Opening night: 
Saturday, 26 April 2014 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, 2 May 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 3 May 2014 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 8 May 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, 9 May 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 10 May 2014 - 8:00pm

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