Brian and Wendy are going up. Not in a vulgar way, it’s an ecological design. But there’s a crack growing in the wall and a foul stench seeping out. Worried about what the neighbours think they’ve invited everyone around for a BBQ to toast the future. The past, however, has found its way onto the guest list. As the house fills with guests both invited and unwelcome, Brian and Wendy must reconcile their middle class aspirations against war stories, comedic roasts, fallen stars and simmering libidos.
'Dream Home' was nominated for the Patrick White Award (2013) and the Edward Albee Scholarship (2102).
"It's a talented cast and, under Luke Kerridge's direction, the actors hit upon a style of expressionistic farce that feels unstable and intricate enough to work the play's comic alienations...into a labile and insightful whole... It's great to see acting of such singular force super-charging this incongruously funny (yet profoundly sad) new work... ★★★★"
- The Age
"Surreal, bitterly funny skewering of the Great Australian Dream of home ownership. Subsequent productions may find this near-faultless indie première a hard act to follow..."
-Arts Highlights of the Year, Australian Book Review
"A theatrical experience defined by daring and innovation"
- Stage Whispers
"An intelligent, carefully structured script brought to life by skilful direction from Luke Kerridge"
- Theatre Press
"Lulls us with David Williamson-esque cues for suburban life, backyards and BBQs, but then breaks out into something more surreal"
"Balancing brutal honesty with quick humour, this piece will make you squirm in your seat with both laughter and empathetic awkwardness... Each performer demands your attention...deeply honest...put together with great thought and care"