13 October - 23 October
13 October – 23 October 2022
preview: Thursday 13 October
opening night: Friday 14 October
duration: 60 minutes
Tuesday to Saturday 8pm
ticket price: $30 – $45
bookings: 03 9662 9966
WINNER of the Adelaide Critics Circle Award at the 2022 Adelaide Fringe Festival
In 2015, Patrick’s mum took her own life. How did this happen?
Portraying eight characters from Naomi’s life, Patrick uses their words – drawn from over thirty hours of interviews – to try and answer this question.
Directed by Bronwen Coleman (The Actors Studio), Naomi dives beneath the surface of suburban facades to uncover a community left in anguish. With love, humour and unwavering honesty, it attempts to solve the unsolvable and offers audiences a rare insight into unspeakable tragedy.
With original music composed by Biddy Connor (Chamber Made), Naomi is raw and courageous storytelling and a must-see show this Melbourne Fringe.
★★★★★ “astonishing, raw and gut-wrenching… a triumph” – The Advertiser
★★★★★ “a masterclass in acting… proves that Patrick Livesey is a force in modern Australian theatre!” – Stage Whispers
★★★★★ “raw and hypnotic… a wonder to behold” – Mindshare
★★★★★ “compelling and important theatre” – Barefoot Review
★★★★★ “gritty and heartfelt… Livesey is an immense talent” – Global Media Post
Co-creator and Director – Bronwen Coleman
Co-creator, Producer & Performer – Patrick Livesey
Sound Designer and Composer – Biddy Connor
Lighting Designer – Harrie Hogan
Costume Maker – Natalie Gillis
Patrick Livesey (they/them) is an actor, writer and producer. Their 2018 play ‘The Boy, George’ won the NZ Tour Ready Award at the Melbourne Fringe Festival and was nominated for Best Performance. In 2020 Joel Creasey starred in a staging of this production at Chapel Off Chapel, directed by Richard Carroll.
In 2021 Patrick commissioned, produced and starred in DIRT by Angus Cameron for the Adelaide Fringe Festival, directed by Bronwen Coleman, winning four major awards including The Frank Ford and Critics Circle awards. At Fringe World 2022 DIRT received the award for Best Theatre & Performance.
Patrick’s most recent play WOOLF, won the inaugural Fast Track Award from Midsumma Festival. A recipient of the 2022 Marten Bequest, in December Patrick will travel to New York City to further their actor training.
Group 6+: $35
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