April Marlowe’s

By Madeleine Stedman
Directed by Hannah Goodwin

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 22 APRIL – 9 MAY 2020

    April is an over-thinker, hurtling towards the end of her messy twenties when a surprise pregnancy knocks her for six. Amongst the chaos of moving out of her share house and her partner’s sudden departure to Antarctica, she bumps into a high school lover, is visited by the ghost of her great-grandmother and becomes saddled with a strange fourteen-year-old girl she’s not sure what to do with.

    April Marlowe’s Abortion is a fresh, new comedy (yes, it is a comedy) about what it’s like to be right at the edge of something and have no clue what to do. Despite her best efforts April’s decisions take on epic proportions, in a journey taking you from the red sand of Central Australia, to the icy Antarctic and back to inner-city Sydney. Bursting with heart and imagination, this is a celebration of choice in all it’s weird, wonderful complexity.

    Presented by Snatched Collective.


    Set and Costume Designer Aleisa Jelbart
    Lighting Designer Phoebe Pilcher
    Sound Designer Clare Hennessy
    Stage Manager Sophie Dixon
    Assistant Director Nicole Pingon
    Dramaturg Mark Rogers
    Producer Tahlee Leeson


    Danny Ball
    Meg Clarke
    Jemwel Danao
    Melissa Kahraman
    Elle Mickel
    Poppy Lynch
    Michelle Masefield
    Eliza Reilly
    Hamish White

    • What is 25A?

      This show is part of 25A.

      It has been made by independent and emerging artists.
      They have produced and marketed it themselves.
      They get 100% of the box office and the theatre for free.
      Their task is to make a show for less than $1500.

      Thanks for supporting the artists of the future.

    • Running Time and Content Warnings

      Approximate running times of each production are uploaded to the production page as soon as that information becomes available. During the rehearsal period running times are liable to change given the extensive workshopping and development each production undergoes before it reaches the stage.

      Content warnings will also be uploaded to each production page as they are advised.

      Should you wish to speak to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.

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