It’s family dinner at the volatile Campbell household and sex is on the menu
Sunday’s Roast is the story of a family coming together, testing old relationships and discovering new ones. As Felicity Campbell prepares her home for the incoming flood of her grown-up children and their partners, she discovers she has tested positive for a pregnancy. With no time to process the information, let alone make a choice about her future, she must face her brood, and they only have one thing on the mind: sex.
But Felicity is not the only one struggling with a secret. Bonnie, the youngest, is desperately trying to get her mother alone to reveal her bisexuality. Michael, the only son, is moving into middle age, and trying to come to terms with the reality of his conventional life, fending off questions about his sexuality and unusual engagement to older woman, Melanie. Emily, the eldest, is experiencing a rough patch in her marriage to Andrew, and trapped together in her mother’s house, they find that perhaps they don’t know each other very well at all.
An exploration of sexuality and diverse family dynamics, Sunday’s Roast is a hilarious comedic-drama that is sure to have audiences groaning in recognition as the Campbell’s stumble through the awkward dinner, and genuinely moved as they rediscover the common ground they stand upon.
Sunday’s Roast is queer writer and comedian, Tim P. Driver’s, debut full length play, employing his unique brand of brash, awkward and ultimately hopeful comedy to connect, challenge and encourage audiences as they grapple with the Campbells.
Sunday’s Roast is returning to the La Mama Theatre where it all began in the 2013 Explorations Season! Back to where the world first met The Campbell family. Three years on and Driving Monks have been developing, fine-tuning and caring for this quirky Australian family comedy to present it for the final time. Not only will this be the final production of Sunday’s Roast but also the closing show for this production company.
Driving Monks Productions was formed in 2011 by Jennifer Monk and Tim Driver, Melbourne-based theatre and film practitioners. Driving Monks works with emerging and established artists across production mediums to create bold, professional and innovative productions for Australian and international audiences, and will present Sunday’s Roast as their final production before moving on to brand new, and incredibly exciting projects.
Writer and director: Tim P. Driver
Assistant Director: Samantha Cunningham
Performers: Ruth Katerelos, Jennifer Monk, Pat Moonie, Shanon Kulupach, James Rosier, Lee McClenaghan, Lucinda Barratt and Russell Williamson
Designer: Nick Casey
Image: Eadie Testro-Girasole and Tim P. Driver
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Part of the 2017 Midsumma Festival