AMPAG, Melbourne Theatre Company Melbourne Theatre Company:Three Little Words

Three Little Words

April 2017

Sat 22 

08:00 PM

Melbourne Theatre Company

Melbourne Theatre Company

Arts Centre Melbourne



In this acerbic comedy of manners from one of Australia's most popular playwrights, the cosy world of carefree coupledom is torn to shreds as Catherine McClements navigates the everyday upheavals of modern life.

Bonnie and Annie and their best friends, Tess and Curtis have both been together for twenty years. The cosy world of coupledom has insulated them all from the challenges of a complicated world. But at an anniversary dinner Tess and Curtis casually drop a bombshell – they have decided to split up. There’s no way to predict or control the devastation that follows.

Expecting your friends to stay the same even as the world changes is the sort of self-defeating folly thatJoanna Murray-Smith’s sharp pen loves to skewer. In this acerbic comedy of contemporary manners, she again shows that cultural sophistication is no help when dealing with the upheavals of life.

In 2016, MTC Associate Director Sarah Goodes infusedJoanna Murray-Smith’sprevious play,Switzerland, with the chilling tingle of alpine air. The atmosphere may be warmer inThree Little Words, especially with beloved actorCatherine McClements(The Other Place) returning to the stage, but expect nothing too comfortable in the acute social observations from one of our most acclaimed playwrights.

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