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"Designer Dann Barber has created a highly detailed and convincing set: the general tiredness and grime of aged care seems to emanate from the walls. Charlotte Lane’s costumes are naturalistic yet endearing, and Amelia Lever-Davidson’s lighting is suitably cold and antiseptic. Bryant’s direction is buoyant and energetic throughout, marshalling a mood of vibrancy without sacrificing realism or sadness."

The Guardian, Tim Byrne 

July 24, 2023

★★★★“Dann Barber’s set design holds the eye and creates a Pine Grove as unlovely as the residents are loveable. And the pacing and profusion of the comedy – laugh a minute is underselling it – should lend broad appeal to this big-hearted, home-grown musical theatre romp.”

THE AGE Cameron Woodhead


Music Katie Weston

Lyrics and Book Tom Gleisner

Director Dean Bryant

Music Director Zara Stanton

Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth
Set Designer Dann Barber
Costume Designer Charlotte Lane
Lighting Designer Amelia Lever-Davidson


Featuring; Anne Edmonds, Frankie J. Holden, Evelyn Krape, Vidya Maka, Maria Mercedes, Eddie Muliaumaseali’i, John O’May, Christina O’Neill, Jackie Rees, Slone Sudiro


“Dann Barber’s set design is mighty impressive. The aged care complex and outdoor area created has complexity, depth and layers to it."

THE BLURB, Alex First 

“Set design is by the always inventive Dann Barber, here giving us a very realistic retirement home common room plus some corridors and bedrooms – and a park.”

STAGE WHISPERS, Michael Brindley

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