New production ‘Sprout’ depicts a dystopian, decaying future Australia

New production ‘Sprout’ depicts a dystopian, decaying future Australia


7th Floor Theatre have announced their 2021 production of Jessica Bellamy's Sprout playing from November 17th - 27th

In an environmentally ravaged Australia of the future, everything has dried up, run out, or fled. As day turns to night The Weatherman broadcasts his poet prophecy across the landscape.

What you need to know

  • Venue: The William’s Hall – 220 Macpherson Street Princes Hill
  • Dates & Times: Nov 17-20 8pm. Nov 24-27 8pm. Nov 20 & 27 2pm matinees
  • Duration: 80 minutes approximately

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Amongst this desolation, four people start new beginnings. They grow new roots. They crack through dirt. They bud and sprout.

7th Floor Theatre’s production of Where’s my money? was the first live show to be staged after Melbourne’s largest lockdown last year.

After the runaway success of their production of John Patrick Shanley’s play, 7th Floor Theatre are excited to be producing this Australian work 10 years after if was first staged.

Sprout is the debut play from Jessica Bellamy, and was the winner of the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award 2011, as well as finalist in the World Wildlife Fund Creative Arts Awards 2012.

A topical show dealing with themes of social duty, climate change and the role of art, Sprout gains particular relevance given Melbourne’s lockdowns and ongoing climate emergency.

Producer and Co-Artistic Director of 7th Floor Theatre Catherine Ward says: “The relevance of Sprout to today’s audiences cannot be overstated, it is a play that grapples with environmental devastation, the power of language, social duty, freedom, and the significance of hope. We cannot wait to present this fantastic Australian work to audiences post-lockdown.”

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