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"Death in Bowengabbie" was created by master story teller Caleb Lewis - an award winning local writer, the author of "Dogfall" which played to full houses and great critical acclaim at the Bakehouse in 2007, and whose “inventive, accessible new work” "Maggie Stone" finished State Theatre’s 2013 season “on a high note”(The Australian)
Death in Bowengabbie was the Fringe 2009 winner of the Judges’ commendation for Best Writing.
It will be directed by Peter Green, who brought you "East of Berlin" and "Girl in a Goldfish Bowl" (amongst many others) and features Elliot Howard (last seen at the Bakehouse in Neil LaBute’s "Fat Pig")
“Welcome to the sweet life” reads the sign on the road as Oscar returns to his home town. Unfortunately the sign is fading, as are the town’s inhabitants. Little does Oscar know that the first funeral that brings him back to Bowengabbie is only one of many in a town where, devoid of most of its younger population, the old folks are all dropping like flies. Here funerals really are a celebration of life. More than that, they are a party. For Oscar, something else is also drawing him back to Bowengabbie – far away from his current wedding plans........all he has to do is to admit it to himself.
“Death in Bowengabbie” is possibly one of the top 970 greatest love stories of all time. It will pull very gently at your heartstrings all the way to the twist at the end. It’s just possible that it could also make you die laughing.