Directed by Maude Davey, former artistic director of Adelaide’s Vitalstatistix and Melbourne Workers Theatre, My Life in Boxes is performed in, around and above the audience. A unique brand of physical theatre animated with magical realism, what makes this show truly special is the story.
“A nugget of something special” ★★★★ THE AGE
Comforted by the all too realistic memory of her late husband Teddy, Elise continues life like he never left, until, he suggests a deadly truth: either ghosts exist or there is something wrong with her. She then must choose, receive treatment and lose Teddy forever, or hoard her memories, hoard their love, and let her illness consume her.
“Seamless blend of circus and theatre” ★★★★ THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
“Beautifully written, expertly acted” – STAGE WHISPERS. Tarah Carey and Tim Rutty’s performances are poignant and hilarious; their chemistry magnetic. You will laugh, you will cry, you will love, My Life in Boxes.
“Wise, expressive and yet restrained” ★★★★ THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
“Unexpected, distinctively unique, and layered with joy, comedy, love, grief and loss.” ★★★★ RIP IT UP
“Dark, soulful, uplifting theatre that held me captivated from beginning to end” ★★★★ 1/2 DIRT & CANDY
By Tarah Carey
Director & Dramaturge Maude Davey
Composer Ian Moorhead
Cast Tarah Carey & Tim Rutty
Melbourne Fringe | The Substation | Newport VIC | 17 – 22 SEP 2014
The Melba Spiegeltent | 35 Johnson St, Collingwood VIC | 18 – 21 FEB 2015
Adelaide Fringe | The Lotus Palace – Gluttony | Rymill Park | 24 FEB – 8 MAR 2015
Fringe World | The Big Top – The Pleasure Garden | Northbridge | 14 FEB – 21 FEB 2016
RAV Tour | Gasworks, Ararat PAC, Doncaster Playhouse, Phee Broadway Theatre, Swan Hill Town Hall PAC, The Cube Wodonga | 28 SEP – 8 OCT 2016