As part of NORDIC NOIR, La Mama presents the Australian premiere of a haunting thriller from Sweden’s most acclaimed playwright.

Noren’s play delves into the complex and volatile relationship between a Father and Son, and explores how the past can never be separated from the present. What does it mean to be a coward? Ignited by the arrival of an alluring young woman and fuelled by sexual tension, the explosive conclusion of this moving play forces us to look at how dysfunction and fear can envelop and suffocate a family relationship.

“Lars Noren is a genius and I am a great admirer of his”
– Ingmar Bergman

“Sweden’s greatest living playwright”
– The Swedish Book Review



Written by Lars Noren

English translation by Marita Lindholm Gochman

Directed by Richard Murphet

Performed by Stephen House, Luke Mulquiney and Tamara Natt

Set design by Charlotte Lane

Sound design by Adam Casey

Lighting design by Kris Chainey

Stage Management: Daniel Barca

Image by Lachlan McDougall and Sarah Walker

A Public Front production


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July 6 – 17



Wed 6:30pm
Thu 7.30pm
Fri 7.30pm
Sat 7.30pm

Sun 4pm

Extra show: Tue 12th July 6.30pm


La Mama Theatre


Tickets Info/

Full $25 Concession $15

Phone Booking/

03 9347 6142

Running Time/

Approx. 120 min
plus interval