Relative Merits

Relative Merits 1Twenty years ago in 1993 Barry Lowe’s highly charged play dealing with a gay footballer coming “out” and his confused and homophobic younger brother elicited great acclaim and three long running seasons at the Stables Theatre in Sydney.

Now, the play returns for a new generation— showing that many things have not changed and some of the themes of the play that were considered ahead of their time are still relevant and provocative today.

Laced with violence, deep emotion and great humour, this new production leaves the play in its original setting of 1989 and in doing so, shows what things have changed and how many things have remained the same!

This play has always been known for introducing new talents to the stage; in 1993 it became the professional theatre debut of a young David Campbell. Now it returns with two exciting young actors, who are making their mark on Australia’s theatre scene.

Former Ten Tenors member and current co star of South Pacific, Jeff Teale plays Adam – the football hero with too many secrets. In the role of his brother, the troubled and confused Clay, we introduce James Wright in only his second professional role. Relative Merits is directed by Les Solomon.

Relative Merits
The King Street Theatre – 644 King St, Newtown
Season continues to 28 July 2013
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