How big must a secret be if you feel compelled to keep it, even though by doing so you risk losing someone who wants to give you the life you have always dreamed of?
This is the situation Lisa finds herself in by keeping Dan a secret from Tom in Almost With You. Elizabeth Coleman's latest play is an story about love, loss and letting go, told against a nostalgic backdrop of '80s post-punk, set to the music of the Church, the Jam and Simple Minds and more.
Coleman, who has written for Australian series such as The Flying Doctors, The Secret Life of Us, All Saints and McLeod's Daughters, once again brings a delicacy to the realities and difficulties of relationship. Her first full-length play, It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To), debuted at the theatre in 1993 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and went on to tour nationally in 1995. It was followed by the highly successful Secret Bridesmaids’ Business (1999), which then toured extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Led by director Kaarin Fairfax, and producer Sally Baillieu, the Little Theatre Company produces contemporary theatre works – mainly based on the Mornington Peninsula – and coordinates a musical mentoring program in Frankston.