Bringing together a classic trio of misfits, this surprising and poignant comedy is brimming with heart, humour and song.

★★★★ “Sweet, compassionate… remarkable” THE GUARDIAN UK,
★★★★ “Gentle and large-hearted” THE STAGE UK

Overview

Australian premiere

Sister Winnie’s no ordinary nun. She’s feisty, irreverent and has a soft spot for a pint of Guinness. Her front room is a haven for socially awkward Stephen, who shares her passion for folk music. Their world is suddenly shattered – literally – when wayward and rebellious Kayleigh throws a brick through the window, bringing chaos into their lives. Each of them is keeping a secret and as confidences are shared, ever-optimistic Winnie concocts a harebrained scheme to help her friends unleash their creative talent on the world.

From the writer of THE KITCHEN SINK, Tom Wells’ funny and moving play brings together a classic trio of misfits with heart, humour and song. With Libby Asciak, Gerard Carroll and Genevieve Lemon (WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?), don’t miss this surprising and poignant tale.

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Reviews

★★★★ “Tom Wells writes plays of great heart… Folk, is no different. It’s as warm as an electric blanket on a nippy night… a play of empathy, generosity and hope. Poignant but not sentimental… it’s a celebration of the different forms that love can take.” The Stage UK

★★★★ “Sweet, compassionate... remarkable.” The Guardian UK

“As warm as an embrace from an old friend.” The Times UK

“Tom Wells’ play about three very different characters coming together through music has freshness, charm and warmth” The Observer UK

★★★★ “[Tom Wells] has the priceless ability to endow the ordinary with luminous significance. Blake saw the universe in a grain of sand. Wells finds it in a pebble on Withernsea beach.” The Guardian UK

Cast & Creatives
Tom Wells

Tom Wells

Playwright

Terence O’Connell

Terence O’Connell

Director

Libby Asciak

Libby Asciak

Cast

Gerard Carroll

Gerard Carroll

Cast

Genevieve Lemon

Genevieve Lemon

Cast

Hugh O’Connor

Hugh O’Connor

Set and Costume Designer

Trent Suidgeest

Trent Suidgeest

Lighting Designer

Erin Shaw

Erin Shaw

Stage Manager

Renata Beslik

Renata Beslik

Costume Supervisor

Amy Hume

Amy Hume

Dialect Coach

Director's Note

Tom Wells’ plays are both hilarious and heartbreaking. These are qualities shared with characters created by the inimitable Genevieve Lemon. I think I’ve found a perfect match.

Tom Wells’ lovely plays are often set in his home town, Withernsea in East Yorkshire but his bittersweet work manages to be universal. He reminds me of a young Alan Bennett, with a comic touch that’s both witty and revealing. I’ve just read this great quote: ‘Blake saw the universe in a grain of sand. Wells finds it in a pebble on Withernsea Beach’.

“When you listen to a lot of folk songs, you see that the stories that they tell are full of struggle and resilience, full of characters who feel strong and brave and a bit broken. I wanted to have a go at writing a play that felt a bit like a folk song, fill it with music and see what happened. So I hope people will enjoy it like they might enjoy a good folk song. Fingers crossed anyway.” – Tom Wells

Terence O’Connell – Director

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