Darwin Entertainment Centre
'The Wardrobe' is black comedy at its most wicked, a close to home and close to the bone exposé of the effects young children and a stressful career can have on a once-happy marriage. These are the forces that can turn a dream home into a scene of complete chaos.
Emma, a frazzled mother of three boys, has had more than she can take and has locked herself inside the wardrobe to have a day off. Robert, her husband, is also at his wits end, he has a job-threatening deadline at work and he’ll be getting Emma out of that wardrobe by whatever means it takes. Meanwhile the kids are screaming and all hell is breaking loose.
'The Wardrobe' is a full length version of Kate’s one-act play 'Going Potty' that premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2004.
‘The Wardrobe’ premiered in Australia in November 2010 at the Darwin Entertainment Centre.
'Gut-wrenchingly funny … delicious … not to be missed.’ Northern Territory News.
The Darwin production company:
Director: Kate Wyvill
Emma/Sally: Merrilee Mills
Robert: Yoris Wilson
Lighting Designer: Sean Pardy
Stage Manager: Celeste Brocksom
Assistant Stage Manager: Emma Pantazis
Photographer: Shane Eecen
Video: Tim Wood MiseEn Media
Great performances of the horrors of family life and domestic bliss... This is a very funny, very localised mid-life crisis.
3 weeks in Edinburgh
Effortlessly articulates the loneliness and mild hysteria dormant in the majority of relationships...domestic bliss is given a comedy twist in this feisty new piece from Kate Wyvill.
Its real power lies in the originality and sensitivity of its sadder vision.
Theatre Guide London
Camden New Journal
A smartly written comedy.
Well worth seeing - if your marriage can stand it!