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Sundowner

KAGE

Helen Morse stars in a story that celebrates the love that binds families together.


Image: Jeff Busby

“It’s the strangest thing. No longer being able to tell what is the past and what is the present…”

Writer Peggy is in her late 50s and has younger onset dementia. Her relationship with the present and the past is beginning to dissolve. If a loved one starts to lose their memories, what role can we play in holding on to them? And how can we care for them in the present while honouring their memory?

Created by KAGE, renowned for making exceptional dance theatre, Sundowner is the result of years of research and community engagement and was the subject of a highly regarded ABC Artscape documentary. It expertly combines theatre and physicality to tell the story of so many Australian families.

Featuring original dancers from the Tivoli Theatre and complemented by original music by Kelly Ryall, Megan Washington and Paul Kelly, Sundowner is an exquisite and powerful story of lament, grief, and ultimately, love, told through the eyes of three generations.

“Morse is splendid…Director Kate Denborough seizes every opportunity to bring to life the collisions between the past and the present happening in the woman’s mind”
★★★★
The Australian - read full review here

“Director Kate Denborough’s use of conventional theatrical conceits succeeds in enhancing Morse’s plight and building emotional depth that hits at a gut level.”
★★★★
Herald Sun - read full review here

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Time Out article
The Age review
Arts Hub review
The two year process of making Sundowner

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A collaboration between KAGE and Alzheimer’s Australia, sponsored by Domain Principal Group. Toured by Performing Lines for Road Work, with the support of the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the national performing arts touring program and Playing Australia.