Play brings family focus to The Joan

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A brand new comedy-drama looking at a gloriously dysfunctional family is coming to Penrith.

Told over the course of one weekend in a suburban Australian family home, ‘Spencer’ tells the story of a tight-knit family led by single mum and matriarch Marilyn and her wayward daughter Jules, mouthy could-have-been Ben and AFL golden-boy Scott.

Spencer, the youngest son, meets the family he never knew he had. Scott and the family have returned home to help mark the occasion.

With the surprise appearance of Ian, the father they barely remember, the entire family is forced to work together to clean up both the house and their own fractured relationships as the clock ticks down to Spencer’s arrival.

With a great cast, ‘Spencer’ employs classic Australian vernacular, lashings of humour, and recognisable characters that ask us to consider how much our family defines who we are, if we can exist without them, and whether we ever really grow up?

‘Spencer’ will be on at The Joan in Penrith on September 11 and 12 at 7.30pm. Tickets are from $30. To book, call 4723 7600.

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