Nicki Bloom's TenderMichael seems barely present. Sarah is here, but her mind is not. What happened that night in the garden? See the love and unravel the mystery in Nicki Bloom’s Tender at The Butterfly Club from 21 October 2015.

Sarah can’t remember what happened in the gardens. Her memory is fractured, her husband Michael seems barely present and her parents-in-law, Yvonne and Patrick, are losing patience. What is it that she has lost and can she get it back? As we jump between events before and after that fateful night in the gardens it becomes clear that the scars that Sarah carries run deep.

Avid Theatre presents this award winning play, re-imagined by a brave cast and young director Alanah Guiry. Drenched in mystery, Tender reveals the nature of intense love and loss, both in the moment and in memory while leaving the imagination to ponder, what terrible thing happened that night?

Nicki Bloom was recently honoured with the Australian Writers Guild Best Script, Music Theatre Award for Little Bird – a solo show written for Paul Capsis. Her debut play, Tender won the 2006 Adrian Consett Stephen Memorial Prize, the 2007 Inscription Chairman’s award for Best Play and was short-listed for several other major awards. Nikki Bloom was just 22 when she wrote it.

Director: Alanah Guiry  Cast: Tania Knight, AJ Steele, Peter Hatherley, Josephine Eberhard

The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
Season: 21 – 25 October 2015
Bookings: (03) 9663 8107 or online at: www.thebutterflyclub.com

Image: Nikki Bloom’s Tender – photo by Georgia Wiggs