This Is Living

Rebekah-Carton-and-Damian-Okulic-star-in-This-Is-Living-photo-by-Cameron-GrantA poignant exploration of what it means to say goodbye, Liam Borrett’s critically acclaimed play, This is Living, will be presented at the Meat Market Stables, as part of the 2023 Melbourne Fringe Festival, from 5 – 21 October.

Alice and Michael met six years ago. Three years later their daughter Lily was born. Now, in a Yorkshire meadow, just past midnight, they’re having an argument. Because Alice is cold, she’s tired, and Michael won’t stop telling her that she died twelve hours ago.

Dealing with themes of loss, grief and heartache, this intimate portrayal of a relationship forces us to examine our own lives, Liam Borrett’s play seamlessly weaves past and present – switching without warning from comedy to tragedy and back again.

“Borrett’s play balances on a tightrope between comedy and heartbreak… speckled with genuinely romantic and heart-wrenching moments.” – A Younger Theatre

Director: Gavin Roach | Performers: Rebekah Carton, Damian Okulic | Lighting Designer: Iz Zettl | Sound Designer: Sam Porter

This Is Living
Meat Market Stables, 2 Wreckyn Street, North Melbourne
Season: 5 – 21 October 2023
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Image: Rebekah Carton and Damian Okulic star in This Is Living – photo by Cameron Grant