Following their success with A Prudent Man in 2016, Lab Kelpie return to Fringe with this powerful one-woman play by West Australian playwright Liz Newell that explores the conflict, awkwardness and nostalgia of returning home.
Having just broken up with her long-time boyfriend, Daphne reluctantly returns from The Big Smoke to the tiny country town she grew up in to visit her ailing grandmother.
Experiencing run-ins with a revolving door of people she hasn’t seen in years, Daphne eventually reconnects with former best-mate Aidan, sharing a long-held secret that finally brings her the sense of clarity she hadn’t realised she’d been missing.
A meditation on the concept of 'home' that examines the places and people that continually call us back – whether we like it or not – Alone Outside is a moving and ultimately uplifting look at the fraught paths we walk towards self-acceptance.
Written by Liz Newell
Performed by Sharon Davis
Directed by Lyall Brooks
Sound Design by Grace Ferguson
Produced by Adam Fawcett
Presented by Lab Kelpie
Please note: latecomers will only be admitted approximately 10 minutes into the show, after which no further audience may enter.
Warning: Contains mild coarse language
'... Newell's ability to create intimate character arcs is a skill that has clearly been developed with great care.' - Isolated Nation
'Storytelling at its best.' – 5 STARS – The Australia Times on Alone Outside (WA season)
'Profound and gripping viewing for all.' – 5 STARS – Theatre People on Katy Warner's A Prudent Man (presented by Lab Kelpie, 2016 Melbourne Fringe)
'One of Australia’s most exciting independent theatre companies on the rise.' – Maxim Boon on Lab Kelpie