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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