I reckon Polly Stenham must have had a pretty twisted childhood, or else she's got a huge imagination. Her 2nd play is recommended for 14 years plus and definitely has themes more suitable to this age group and older touching on sex, madness, abuse and perhaps not quite so proper family relationhips.
Three kids, 15 year old Eliot, 14 year old Maggie and 7 year old Finn have moved house and their mother has gone missing. The play is has witty and poignant moments, though it does lose a little pace in the second act.
Having said that, its worth seeing - offering food for thought on family dynamics
Sydney Theatre Company and Australian Theatre for Young People present
by Polly Stenham
Director Shannon Murphy
Airlie-Jane Dodds and Kai Lewins. Cover - Airlie-Jane Dodds, Kai Lewins and Miles Szanto.
Location: Wharf 1, Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Dates: 13 August - 4 September 2010.
Contact: Box Office 02 9250 1777 sydneytheatre.com.au