The Only Child

If you get nostalgic over New Kids on the Block and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, traded Garbage Pail Kids or owned a chatter ring, this one’s for you.
Vanessa Ellingham
Published on August 20, 2011


Silo Theatre's The Only Child is a gripping portrait of a marriage; darkly funny but ultimately liberating, it deals with the marriage with tension and candour.

They were the ultimate couple, but, like so many others, their relationship has descended into a mash of resent, sexual frustration and withdrawn turmoil.

When their son goes missing, Rita and Alfred are forced to adjust their lives.  This is the rawness of contemporary marriage: mercurial, tender, honest.

Aussie writer/director Simon Stone has picked up Henrik Ibsen's classic text and reframed it for a contemporary audience. Artistic Director Shane Bosher follows up his critically acclaimed, sold out productions of When the Rain Stops Falling and The Brothers Size with this knockout piece of contemporary theatre.

Featuring Claire Chitham, Josephine Davison, Stephen Lovatt and Sam Snedden.

CONCRETE PLAYGROUND has a double pass to give away to the TWENTYSOMETHING performance of The Only Child on Wednesday 31st August, kicking off with complimentary beer & pizza from 7:30pm before the show starts at 8pm.

Simply email [email protected] with the subject line THE ONLY CHILD to go in the draw.  You must also be subscribed to our database in order to win.


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