Nominated for the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Comedy 1992

Overview

Four city-dwelling business men set out on a team-building weekend only to become trapped on an island in the wilds of Tasmania. Team leader Neville tries to stay positive; acerbic manager Gordon turns on his companions; Roy finds comfort in his recent religious epiphany; while Angus… well, Angus has brought the latest equipment but doesn’t have a clue what to do with it. As day turns to cold, cold night, the men discover hidden vulnerabilities and unexpected strengths as they battle the elements and each other.

Tim Firth’s wicked comedy is a masterful look at men trying to make the best of a bad situation while they remain, unfortunately… men.


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Reviews

“Other people's misery is one of the great comic pleasures of the theatre... Neville's Island is still proving deliciously dark and funny". The Telegraph, UK

“The laughs come thick and fast... highly enjoyable". The Guardian, UK

“A charmingly episodic romp through the Australian wilderness, Neville’s Island succeeds on the charisma of it’s enviable cast." Arts Hub

"Lord of the Flies meets Gilligan’s Island…Neville’s Island is a fun night at the theatre.” Sydney Chic

"I can recommend NEVILLE’S ISLAND as a great theatre experience with a lot of laughs and very enjoyable performances." Sydney Arts Guide

Cast & Creatives
Tim Firth

Tim Firth

Playwright

Mark Kilmurry

Mark Kilmurry

Director

Shaun Rennie

Shaun Rennie

Assistant Director

Andrew Hansen

Andrew Hansen

Cast - Roy

David Lynch

David Lynch

Cast - Neville

Craig Reucassel

Craig Reucassel

Cast - Angus

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Cast - Gordon

Hugh O’Connor

Hugh O’Connor

Designer

Ben Brockman

Ben Brockman

Lighting Designer

Daryl Wallis

Daryl Wallis

Sound Designer

Jane Fitzgerald

Jane Fitzgerald

Dramaturgy

Stephanie Lindwall

Stephanie Lindwall

Stage Manager

Slade Blanch

Slade Blanch

Assistant Stage Manager

Dani Ironside

Dani Ironside

Assistant Stage Manager

Alana Canceri

Alana Canceri

Wardrobe Coordinator

Peggy Carter

Peggy Carter

Makeup