An Aussie LGBTQI+ Classic 26 years on: for a new generation!
RELATIVE MERITS at EL ROCCO in KINGS CROSS - 10-25 July
Lambert House Enterprises and LHE Agency are thrilled to announce a ‘lightning’ return season
of the much-loved classic Australian play RELATIVE MERITS by Barry Lowe.
The one-act two-hander has had remarkable success over the years and is set to play at the newly created
EL ROCCO THEATRETTE, Kings Cross – for eight shows only July 10th-25th at 8 30pm.
Written in 1993 as a vehicle to showcase the talents of a very young David Campbell,
Relative Merits went on to tour nationally followed by a further life as a theatre-in-education staple
– always to enormous box office and critical acclaim.
During this time actors such as Scott Fergusson and Anthony Cogin joined David as the co-lead.
The play was revived in 2013 at the King St Theatre in Newtown for a short season (twice extended)
this time starring Jeff Teale and James Wright.
Now at the intimate El Rocco Theatrette in Kings Cross, in the post-marriage equality world,
it will feature Sam Welsh and Isaac Broadbent, directed by Porter James.
Relative Merits is the story of a football hero who suddenly and mysteriously retires from the sport.
It is also the story of his homophobic brother and their difficult - but ultimately loving - relationship.
The play, set in 1993, is a historical reflection of the times but is made timely again by the current controversy
surrounding another footballer under different - but equally disturbing - circumstances.
Celebrating the 26th anniversary of Relative Merits, this production features two outstanding new Australian talents.
WAAPA graduate SAM WELSH, who has been making a name for himself of late in the 78/91 Treehouse shows,
is joined by recent NIDA grad ISAAC BROADBENT as his naïve but well intentioned brother.
Isaac has most recently starred in Jungle Book at Vaucluse House.
El Rocco @ 154 Brougham St Kings Cross, Sydney
$25 / $20 concession