The Drowning Bride

June 2nd, 2005 — June 18th, 2005


Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove


La Boite Theatre Company


Michael Futcher


Helen Howard
Michael Futcher


Helen Cassidy
Helen Christinson
Steven Grives
Hayden Spencer

Costume Designer

Bill Haycock

Set Designer

Bill Haycock

Lighting Designer

David Walters

Sound Designer

Phil Slade

The Drowning Bride was a La Boite Theatre Company commission by Helen Howard and Michael Futcher. An intimate drama of love, betrayal, and the struggle to forgive it is inspired by the true experiences of Elise Parups. It earned high praise from audiences and critics alike:

Put away the glasses for this year's theatre awards in Brisbane. In terms of acting and directing, it's unlikely that anything's going to beat (this) extraordinary achievement… The Drowning Bride is the best Queensland play, and the best Queensland production, in years. The Australian

You really should go and see this play if you are at all interested in what the theatre can do. With an empty space, a gripping story and a handful of talented and imaginative people committed to telling a story, magic happens.

Stage Diary

From: La Boite’s 2005 Annual Report

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