Please no more ‘pleases, sorries or thank yous’. THANKS… sorry! 

The Roof is Caving In is a collision of Australian Gothic, Piccaso & the uncontrollable urge to say “sorry” when you run into a chair. Hester and Bronwyn are people pleasers at the mercy of the landscape around them: A tiny studio apartment with two trundle beds and a lot of ‘character’.

Fresh out of school, fresh out of home and in their first ever share house. As the two apartment dwellers desperately try to make this small space a home, they are met with unforeseeable circumstances and have to navigate the repercussions of constantly compromising to avoid confrontation.

A work of surreal theatrical grandeur that features a live multi-instrumentalist quartet.

Content Warnings: Haze

Written by Matilda Gibbs with Belle Hansen & Jack Burmeister

Produced by Frenzy Theatre Co

Directed by Belle Hansen

Composition & Sound Design by Jack Burmeister

Performed by Marlena Thompson, Bek Schilling, Joanna Halliday, Karen Yee, Linus Finn Mackie, Joshua Mackie & Daniel Kim

Stage Managed by Brigette Jennings

Image by Darren Gill


Access Information:
75% visual rating symbol

Visual rating 75%: The event is fully subtitled or has minimal dialogue, some background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have close to the full experience of the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.


The Roof Is Caving In is on VCE Drama, Unit 3.

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