"Every full-length show I've directed so far has been Australian and I wanted to continue that trend because I think it is so important to see Australian works on stage," Brendan said. "Cloudstreet's dialogue is full of beautiful imagery, faithfully adapted by the playwrights, and there are so many great characters that I can guarantee audience members will be able to relate to at least one and say 'I've been there'.
"A lot of content has been removed or is only alluded to in the play – the big milestone moments remain but the smaller details have taken a back seat. They will be portrayed by the actors through physicality and their emotion, rather than through dialogue."
"Cloudstreet is by far the largest show I've ever directed," Brendan said. "It has 17 cast members and more than 100 scenes across three acts. Scheduling rehearsals has been a struggle but the actors are so smooth and the scenes go by so quickly that I think audience members will be surprised by how fast the show goes."
"The appeal of Cloudstreet was the rich language, strong symbolism and multi-layered characters," she said. "More specifically, it was the honesty of Rose's character, her sharp sense of humour and the relatable world she lives in."