The plot centres on Catharine who, at the insistence of her wealthy Aunt Violet, is forced to undergo psychiatric evaluation by Dr. Sugar to uncover "the truth" of Sebastian's untimely and shocking death. The doctor finds himself in the middle of powerful family dynamics and under pressure to discern memory from reality, truth from falsehood and to perform a lobotomy on Catharine at the bidding of Violet.
The Ensemble Theatre production of Suddenly Last Summer is a stunning and immersive experience, taking the audience into a peaceful garden of flourishing, exotic plants where the dark secrets of a family are dug up and unearthed. This is a family who will go to any lengths and use others to protect their legacy and reputation. They are under threat from the truth, mental illness and power dynamics. The impact of trauma on memory and the struggle for personal freedom unfolds as the story is told.
Suddenly Last Summer is playing at the Ensemble Theatre from 18 May 2023 to 10 June 2023.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Valerie Bader (Mrs Holly)
Andrea Demetriades (Catharine)
Belinda Giblin (Violet Venable)
Remy Hii (Doctor "Sugar")
Socratis Otto (George)
Kate Skinner (Miss Foxhill/Sister Felicity)