I remember that it’s Tuesday. Tuesdays are always a bitch.

A suburban supermarket. You’ve been here before. In the car park, mothers are vying for parking spots in their spotless four-wheel drives. Inside, the trolleys are battered and the last packet of cinnamon was just taken from its carefully alphabetised place in the spice section.

TUESDAY is an intricate satire of suburban banality and social alienation. Sometimes you can watch a puddle of juice like it holds the answer to the universe.

Presented in association with Sign of the Acorn


Frances Duca
Duncan Fellows
Tom Anson Mesker
Bridie McKim


Director Nell Ranney
Producer Amy Goodhew
Production Designer Isabel Hudson
Sound Designer Clare Hennessy
Lighting Designer Martin Kinnane
Assistant Director Rebecca Blake
Stage Manager Alexandra Moon

Performance Times

6-23 February 2019

Wednesday 6 February, 7.45pm (Preview)
Thursday 7 February, 7.45pm (Preview)
Friday 8 February, 7.45pm (Opening Night, invitations only)
Saturday 9 February, 7.45pm
Tuesday 12 February, 6.45pm
Wednesday 13 February, 6.45pm
Thursday 14 February, 7.45pm
Friday 15 February, 7.45pm
Saturday 16 February, 7.45pm
Sunday 17 February, 5.15 pm
Tuesday 19 February, 6.45pm
Wednesday 20 February, 6.45pm
Thursday 21 February, 7.45pm
Friday 22 February, 7.45pm
Saturday 23 February, 7.45pm


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Director's Note

Starting work on TUESDAY, by Louris van de Geer, has really got me thinking about the patterns in human behaviour. Because to me this play feels like a David Attenborough documentary set in one of our natural habitats: Suburbia, with the Supermarket our drinking hole.

Though pacing up and down the supermarket aisles is a communal act, it often takes a solitary headspace where our internal thoughts are dialled up even louder than usual. Perhaps this is why it is one of the best places for people watching!

And this play certainly questions the distance between our thoughts and actions.  Ultimately the tension between what you say and what you do is the definition of character, but it can be alarming to realise what our thoughts are capable of and what we might merely choose not to do.

And why are we such creatures of habit? The inevitable presence of unpredictability seems to gain an even more unsettling power when set against a landscape of monotony and mundanity.

There is of course a satisfaction that comes with predictability or at least to seeing and then understanding patterns. And this brings me right back to the theatre! As an audience when it comes to perceiving patterns, we love to connect the dots ourselves as images are built on stage. And that same instinct extends far beyond the theatre walls too, when we search for patterns through chaos in the everyday sense.  When unpredictable events occur in life as they do in this play, we search to find the meaning, and then we tell the story to understand it.

— Nell Ranney