The Readers

By Scott Smart Directed by Elizabeth Nabben

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 5 – 19 May 2018

    Meet Peter, an electricity meter reader for AusPower, training shy young newcomer Lachlan, as they navigate abusive homeowners, cattle dogs, live meter boxes and worst of all the dangers of Annie, the Field Manager.

    Based on the real experiences of a broke young man trying to pay the rent in Sydney, this is a story of awkward friendship between lowly paid workers (ironically invisible in Hi-Vis gear) trying to fend for themselves in a dog-eat-dog workforce. And through it all, it’s about the books they read (when they’re not reading meters).


    *A complete lock out is in effect for this production. Please ensure you leave plenty of time to collect your tickets and take your seats before the show starts.



    Writer Scott Smart
    Director Elizabeth Nabben
    Set & Costume Designer Jeremy Allen
    Stage Manager Bronte Schuftan
    Lighting Designer Matt Cox
    Composer & Sound Designer Grace Ferguson
    Dramaturg Elizabeth Nabben
    Photographer Clare Hawley

    Special Thanks
    Kathryn Joy, Tanya Dickson, Stevie Rodgers, Anni Finsterer, Dom Mercer, Belvoir, and most importantly, Peter.


    John McNeill
    Scott Smart
    Anni Finsterer

    • 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.

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