i just wanted to be alone with her



WHEN: 8-9pm 6 Sep 2018 – 9 Sep 2018

COST: $18-30


Time tracks life, death and the in-between, often quiet, often still.

‘I just wanted to be alone with her’ is a new chamber work on the physical, ethical and emotional resonances of the life of an elderly woman, living on her own, who collapses during a heatwave.

The 2017 January heatwave frames the work which is deeply personal. The aged are often unseen, unheard. Of all shock climate events, heatwaves are the most lethal. With an ageing population and many living alone, I hope we begin to see, hear and listen for our elderly neighbours.

The work explores the fusion of image, voice and sound and what it is to die alone.

Performers: Roma St Anne, Kate Gorman, Lance Proctor and Michelle St Anne
Media Artist: Laura Turner
Lighting design: Jo Elliott
Costume: Lian Loke

Attend the free Pre-Show Talk on Saturday September 8 to find out more about the research and inspiration behind this theatrical collaboration between the Sydney Environment Institute and The Living Room Theatre.