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26 June - 7 July

potkettleblack productions presents

Recollection by Georgia Ketels

26 June – 7 July 2024

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26 June – 7 July 2024

preview: Wednesday 26 June
opening night: Thursday 27 June
duration: 70 minutes
Tuesday to Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 5pm
Auslan Interpreted Performance: Saturday 29 June 7.30pm
Relaxed Performance: Sunday 30 June 5pm
ticket price: $30 – $45
bookings: 03 9662 9966

warnings: Please be aware that this play contains content surrounding grief, drug references and trauma. Scent will be dispersed at a few key moments during the play.

Olivia, a mother, pieces her late teenage daughter’s life into a perfume.

In the recent past, Molly, a teenage girl, falls in love with Jenna, a new school friend. Molly’s mother, Olivia, is troubled by Jenna’s insensitivity and tendency towards self-destruction. The relationship between the two girls blooms in secret.

In the now, Molly has died without warning, and Olivia is left to pick up the pieces of her life, seeking to remember Molly by her smell – as a perfume. Olivia must come to terms with who her daughter really was, and who she was going to become, to capture her volatile essence. She must take Jenna as part of Molly.

Directed by Cathy Hunt (‘What Every Girl Should Know’, Brunswick Mechanics), this surprising new queer work offers a sensory experience for audiences, employing scent to capture the play’s delicate interpretation of grief, decay, and blooming.

Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants, the University of Melbourne Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and Ms. Beck Wilkinson. Creative Development Support by Next Wave.

Writer: Georgia Ketels

Director: Cathy Hunt

Cast: Mish Keating (Jenna), Molly Holohan (Molly), Ravenna Bouckaert (Ariana), and Eve Morey (Olivia)

Producer: Georgia Ketels and Ravenna Bouckaert

Set/Costume Designer: Eloise Kent

Lighting Designer: Emma Lockhart-Wilson

Sound Designer: Jess Keeffe

Scent Artist: Erin Adams

Assistant Director: Chelsea Jones

Stage Manager: Sophie Walter

Sound and Lighting Technician: Lara Gabor

Intimacy Consultant: Isabella Vadiveloo

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $30
Concession: $35
Group 6+: $35


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Ticket sales are subject to a booking fee of $2.00 per ticket plus any merchant charges for payments by American Express


26 June
7 July
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45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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