The Almighty Sometimes – A Riveting Exploration of Family and Identity

Melbourne, Play / 4 April 2024

The Almighty Sometimes – a poignant play by celebrated Australian playwright Kendall Feaver, set to grace the stage at the Southbank Theatre.

Opening on 15 April, this narrative weaves through the intricacies of a mother-daughter relationship against the backdrop of mental illness, promising an engaging blend of humour and raw honesty.

Exploring Connections and Identity

At its core, the play focuses on Anna, 18, and her mother, Renee, portrayed by Nadine Garner and Max McKenna. Their story beautifully captures the essence of growing up, the search for identity, and the impact of mental health. Discovering her childhood stories, Anna embarks on a quest for self-definition, challenging past labels that have defined her.

Sparking Vital Discussions

Directed by Hannah Goodwin, “The Almighty Sometimes” extends beyond a personal story to initiate conversations about mental health. It invites audiences to consider the balance between parental support and the autonomy of young adults. Anne-Louise Sarks, Artistic Director & Co-CEO, highlights the play’s role in fostering dialogue and challenging perceptions, thanks to Feaver’s mix of sharp wit and emotional depth.

Creative Brilliance

The production features an exceptional creative team. Jacob Battista’s innovative set and costume designs, along with Amelia Lever-Davidson’s atmospheric lighting, contribute to a captivating audience experience. The teamwork includes Kelly Ryall’s immersive sound design and Bayley Turner’s sensitive intimacy coordination.

Join the Experience

Starting 15 April, “The Almighty Sometimes” offers a powerful look at familial bonds and self-discovery. Tickets are now available, providing an opportunity to engage with themes of identity and resilience. Engage with the conversation on social media using #mtcAlmightySometimes and immerse yourself in a narrative that challenges and enlightens.

For tickets and more details, visit mtc.com.au. This production is more than a play; it’s an invitation to experience the impact of storytelling on our understanding of mental health and family relationships.

Victoria Zschommler