The Plan (and Other Plans)

Producer: HotHouse Theatre
Writer: Bridie Connell & Grace Rouvray
Directed By: Karla Conway

A new comedy, laced with Aussie humour, featuring a soundtrack of Paul Kelly hits!

Synopsis

Rosie and Gen’s parents are divorced, making their trips back to their regional hometown a complicated journey of passive aggression and massive regression. When their Paul Kelly-obsessed dad falls ill, they alternate taking leave from their big city jobs to care for him. Rosie and Gen try to hold onto their current lives, relationships and jobs in the face of loss. Hilarity gives way to beauty and truth as a family who have spent the better part of their lives avoiding the hard conversations must finally face reality together.

A hilarious, messy and big-hearted new play, laced with quintessential Aussie humour, featuring a nostalgic soundtrack of Paul Kelly hits.

Short Reviews

A masterpiece that not only entertains, but deeply resonates
AW&S
This exceptional cast more than deliver...it never missed a beat
Border Mail
[a] chaotic ride of love and life. Dont miss it
AW&S

Technical Information

Touring Party: 7
Bump-in Time: 7hrs + open on first night hrs
Bump-out Time: 3-4 hours hrs
Interval: No

Lighting

TBC

Audio

TBC

Staging

Several staging pieces on trucks that all get cleared off the stage.

Wings are ideal or if not, stage depth over 12m is good.

Back drop, and curtain rail hung in grid.

Crew Notes

TBC

Transport Notes

TBC

Audience & Marketing Notes

A GP friendly comedy & family drama
Regional communities
Subscribers / Seniors 65+
Retirement Villages
Adults 30+ with older parents
Paul Kelly music fans
Comedy audiences

Selling Points

  • 1. A new Australian comedy, laced with quintessential Aussie humour, against a nostalgic soundtrack of Paul Kelly hits.
  • 2. The Plan (and Other Plans) is a hilarious new Australian play written & performed by comedy duo Bridie Connell (Tonightly with Tom Ballard) & Grace Rouvray (Netflix’ 600 Bottles of Wine), and features multi award-winning comedy legend and actor, Damian Callinan (The Merger).
  • 3. Developed & produced by “one of Australia’s most important regional theatre companies,” (ArtsHub), HotHouse Theatre.

Community Engagement

  • MEET THE ARTISTS – Post Show Q&A
  • Schools & Community Matinee + Post show student Q&A
  • Student Workshop (Reviewing Live Theatre)

Content Warning

Adult themes, occasional coarse language and reference to drug use.

Details

Contact

Beck

Palmer

02 6021 7433

Genre

Audience

Venue Format

Proscenium Arch, Black Box (ideally with wings or over 12m depth)

Duration

95 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)

01/01/2025

31/12/2025

Budget & Fees

What are these? Find out more.

In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2025/2026. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $38,000

Weekly Sell Off: $0

Per Performance: $10K - $12K

Royalties: 15%

Resources

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